Trainer Peter Snowden recently visited Newmarket and viewed the Godolphin stables and training facilities in Newmarket. Snowden says the trip helped him identify what horses would be suited to European racing, specifically looking at the future plans for dual Group 1 winning colts Helmet (2 c Exceed And Excel – Accessories, by Singspiel) and Sepoy (2 c Elusive Quality – Watchful, by Danehill).
“It is not just about the good ones going over, it is finding the right horses that will fit in the to system well,” Snowden said.‚ÄúWith Sepoy and Helmet, their ratings will be high and they have to compete at the elite level. Because they are southern hemisphere (bred) horses, they will be six months behind and probably won’t be competitive at their rating until probably June or July next year, that’s when they will be able to show their best.‚Äù
“We are not quite sure when they will take them, we will know more after the spring carnival.”¬†Helmet is scheduled to commence in the Run To The Rose (Gr 3) over 1300m at Rosehill on August 27 while Sepoy, due to trial in three weeks, will resume at Caulfield on August 13.