The last Pattern race of the European season, the rescheduled G2 Premio Roma, fell to Helmet’s star three-year-old son Anda Muchacho on Sunday, 26 November. Always travelling sweetly in the 2000m contest, he battled gamely in the straight to beat Mac Mahon, avenging his only previous career defeat when a non-staying third in the G2 Italian Derby.
The winner of the Italian 2,000 Guineas back in May, Anda Muchacho has now won six of his seven starts including five Stakes races this season.
Bred by Thomas Hassett, he is a son of the unraced Shamardal mare Montefino, whose first foal was the G3 juvenile Parsley. Montefino is a daughter of G2 winner Monturani and granddaughter of Mezzogiorno, who was placed in both the G1 Epsom and Yorkshire Oaks.
Anda Muchacho is from the first crop of Helmet which also includes the dual G1-winner Thunder Snow and Stakes winners Eqtiraan and Taamol. He already has a multiple Stakes-winning juvenile from his second crop in Met Spectrum in Italy. He is standing this season at a fee of $16,500.