Simon Told Helen Stars In Harrison-Dawson
BRILLIANT sprinter Simon Told Helen is racing himself into some rarefied air following a sparkling victory in Thursday night’s Harrison-Dawson at Sandown.
21 May 2020
BRILLIANT sprinter Simon Told Helen is racing himself into some rarefied air following a sparkling victory in Thursday night’s Group 1 Harrison-Dawson Final (515m) at Sandown Park.
Trained by David Burnett, the son of Barcia Bale carved out a slick 29.23 to lead all-the-way in the $50,000 to-the-winner feature, claiming the third group 1 of his startling career.
Victorious at 14 of his 23 career starts and just under half-a-million in prize money, Simon Told Helen now boasts six group race victories beside his name, a truly remarkable feat for such a young chaser with so few runs under his belt.
Winner of the Group 1 Perth Cup and Group 1 Silver Chief Classic earlier this year, Thursday night’s Harrison-Dawson triumph was won in trademark Simon Told Helen fashion … unleashing searing speed to give nothing else a look in.
Beginning well enough to drive through and lead in 5.05, the January 2018 whelp motored up the back straight in 18.51 before stopping the clock in 29.23.
Finishing second was fastest qualifier Jax Bale for Andrea Dailly, while Tiggerlong Tonk wound up third for Correy Grenfell.
24 hours before Simon Told Helen’s stunning group 1 triumph, his hugely talented litter-brother Who Told Stevie made a winning return to racing, scoring at Ballarat in a slick 25.03.
Off the scene since contesting a heat of the Group 1 Paws Of Thunder at Wentworth Park in January, Who Told Stevie’s ominous return perfectly positions him for some key upcoming events.