Gutaifan – Dame Helen (February 17th 2018)




Related to Top 2yos BOGART and BLAINE

Eligible for PLUS 10 BONUS

£250,000 Super Sprint / £150,000 Tattersalls Auction Targets


10% Share £1750 (all costs up to Mar 1st 2020*) with all-inclusive monthly fees of £245 per month**

5% Share £875 (all costs up to Mar 1st 2020*) with all-inclusive monthly fees of £130 per month**


Hopefully this lovely grey filly can follow in Betty’s footsteps as we offer you a wonderful opportunity to be getting involved with an exciting 2yo for 2020.

By leading first season sire GUTAIFAN out of a ROYAL APPLAUSE mare, she looks to be a speedy type on pedigree and like Betty will be targeted at the £250,000 Weatherbys Super Sprint (a race we have now won twice) and the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes. While you undoubtedly need some luck in these races, there is excellent prize money on offer and it goes down to tenth place in both races. Meanwhile she is also eligible for the Plus 10 Bonus, which would see her land an extra £10,000 if winning one of the many qualifying races, hopefully resulting in a campaign which will see this filly have a profitable season.

GUTAIFAN was a very speedy two-year-old for Al Shaqab Racing and Richard Hannon, winning on his second start at Salisbury in June before following up at Chester four weeks later. Stepped up to Group 2 company he won the Prix Robert Papin over 5 and a half furlongs at Maisons-Laffitte in July before a career best effort when runner-up to Shalaa in the Group 1 Prix Morny at Deauville over six furlongs. He returned to the UK and dropped back to five furlongs to win the Group 2 Flying Childers at Doncaster and was retired to stud at Yeomanstown, initially standing for EUR12,500 before dropping to EUR10,000 for 2017 (when Dame Helen was covered).

As a sire, he has made an excellent start to his second career and is currently leading first crop sire in Europe by winners (as of 24th October 2019), having had 27 individual winners of 36 races. His leading horse is a filly in Graceful Magic trained by Eve Johnson Houghton who has won three times, including a £60,000 fillies Nursery and finished runner-up to Rose of Kildare in Group 3 company at Ayr. He also currently has 22 horses rated 75 or higher, a standard which would see you likely to pick up prize money in both our Sales race targets with the filly receiving so much weight from her more expensive rivals.

The dam DAME HELEN was a two-year-winner herself in France and was placed three times, while she has already produced a two-year-old winner in Voicemail and the current two-year-old Fast And Free has shown plenty of promise in three starts for William Haggas. She is closely related to the extremely speedy duo BLAINE, winner of Group 2 Gimcrack at York and BOGART, winner of both the £250,000 DBS Premier Yearling Stakes and the £200,000 Redcar Two-Year-Old Trophy.

With Gutaifan by far the speediest and sharpest sire to have covered Dame Helen, we are hopeful she can produce another decent two-year-old for 2020 and get our syndicates off to a very successful start.

The aim is for the syndicate to run for two years, with the filly sold at the end of her three-year-old campaign. However, if we were to receive huge offers on the back of an impressive start to her career, or it is deemed that it may be best to sell at the end of a successful two-year-old season she may be sold earlier but they would be nice problems to have in 2020!

For more details, please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing us at or by ringing the office on 01884 266620.

*Initial Purchase Price covers purchase of your share, all training fees up to March 1st 2020, as well as all the entry fees to run in both the £250,000 Wetherbys Super Sprint and £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes (approx £2500), registration for the Plus 10 Bonus Scheme and all the charges for setting up the syndicate.

**All-inclusive training fee which also includes the raceday fees such as entry fees (except Class 1/2/3 races), jockey fees and transport (except foreign races). If we are lucky enough to have a horse that can run in such races, the costs will be taken out of any previously won prize money.