Meet Miss Helsinki


Meet Miss Helsinki

How time flies: the first foal of champion filly Miss Finland is now a strapping 2YO in training with Paul Messara.

Pictured: The Arrowfield team inspects Miss Helsinki at Paul Messara Racing yesterday. Click on the image to enlarge it. (PHOTO: Susan Archer)

As the photograph shows, the daughter of champion sire Hussonet has inherited plenty of her mother’s physical substance.

Miss Finland ( Redoute’s Choice -Forest Pearl by Woodman) won 11 of her 26 starts at two, three and four, including five Group 1 races in Sydney and Melbourne: the Golden Slipper, VRC Oaks, One Thousand Guineas, Australian Guineas & Arrowfield Stud Stakes. Ranked the champion 2YO, and champion 3YO filly of her generation, Miss Finland is not the only outstanding performer in her immediate pedigree. Her grand-dam Moonshell (by Sadler’s Wells) won The Oaks G1 and is a sister to champion European older horse Doyen and Group 2 winner Hatha Anna.

Miss Finland also has a yearling colt by Hussonet, a 2011 filly by Street Cry and has returned to Street Cry.

Paul Messara achieved his second Group 1 success on Saturday evening when 6YO mare Ortensia, owned by Alister Fraser, Emma Ridley and Annie Fraser, won the $500,000 WATC Winterbottom S. 1200m G1 at Ascot in Perth.

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