New Stakes winner for Helmet

Taamol adds to his sire's Stakes tally when landing Listed contest at Newmarket

Helmet">Helmet added another Stakes winner to his tally on Saturday when Taamol triumphed in the Listed King Charles II Stakes over seven furlongs at Newmarket.

Trained by Sir Michael Stoute for Sheikh Hamdan, Taamol tracked the leader before making his move along the rail a couple of furlongs from home. Having got a little lonely in front, the three-year-old fought back well to win by a head.

Bred by Derek Gibbons, Tomas Kerin and Ann Gibbons out of the Montjeu mare Supreme Seductress, the colt was a 140,000gns purchase during Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale by the Shadwell operation.

Taamol is from the first European crop of Helmet which also includes G1-winning juvenile Thunder Snow and recent Italian 2,000 Guineas winner Anda Muchacho who will contest the G2 Derby Italiano on Sunday.

Helmet stands at Dalham Hall Stud for a fee of £10,000 October 1st SLF.