First winner for Helene Mascot

Crown Valley Lodge sire Helene Mascot (Ire) moved off the mark with his first winner at Grafton on Wednesday.

His 4yo mare Behest did best after a front-running duel with Time To Rock (Fastnet Rock) to nail the Gillespie Plumbing Hcp (1700m) by a short-head.

Behest (4m Helene Mascot – Beheshta by Brief Truce) commenced her career in Victoria before transferring to owner-trainer Paul Matts at Coffs Harbour.  Her dam won over 2000 metres at Maisons-Laffitte and her Australian progeny includes LR Mornington Cup winner Berisha (Al Samer).

Victorian breeder Dennis Stogryn imported Helene Mascot to stand at Avenel following a career that garnered Listed wins in England and Group 1 triumphs in the Hong Kong Classic Mile and Hong Kong Derby.

Helene Mascot is a son of Arc de Triomphe winner Peintre Celebre from stakes-placed mare Razana (Kahyasi).  He stands at Crown Valley Lodge for a negotiable $5,000 service fee.  Stogryn can be contacted for further details on 03 9728 1888