Day At The Track

Helena ‘Jets’ to victory in Southern Belle

06:16 PM 15 Mar 2014 NZDT
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Helena Jet - currently sits second in the 4YO Diamond Leader Board
Helena Jet

Helena Jet added further to her broodmare value when jetting to a 1-54.4 victory in the $20,000 Southern Belle Mares Speed Series Final at Winton today.

After being restrained from her wide draw by driver Ricky May, Helena Jet powered home from the tail of the field to win easily by two lengths over Repeat After Me and Twilight Franco.

The Greg and Nina Hope trained four-year-old mare has now won on 11 occasions from just 24 starts. She currently sits second in the Harness Jewels leader board for the 4YO Diamond behind superstar mare Adore Me.

Other impressive winners on the card included Bettor Buy It, who led all of the way to win in a slick time of 2-55.6; while Belkmyster gave the Met Seven Syndicate something to celebrate after The Wraith Of Robyn was disqualified and he was promoted to first in the Winton Cup.

Des Baynes, who trains Bettor Buy It, enjoyed a double on the card with Picobello also winning, while both Gentle Western and Messini were impressive three-year-old winners for the Purdon – Rasmussen barn.

In other news, war horse Stig will now miss the Great Southern Star after pulling up lame after his third at Addington last night.

By Mitchell Robertson

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