Helmet has produced a thrilling lead all the way victory in the $1 million Caulfield Guineasat Caulfield Racecourse to break the race record with a time of 1 minute and 35.36 seconds.
The three-year-old held off the last ditch effort of impressive galloper Manawanui to win the 2011 Caulfield Guineas by a head.
Huegill finished third, while Smart Missile was nowhere to be seen during the race and failed to run on down the final straight.
Helmet has now won six of his nine race starts and accrued more than $1.4 million in prize money.
The Exceed And Excel colt is now expected to take his place in the $3 million Cox Plate on October 22 at Moonee Valley.
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2011 Caulfield Guineas Results
|1||2||HELMET||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||–||8||56.5kg||$2.20F|
|2||1||MANAWANUI||Ron Leemon||Glyn Schofield||0.2L||3||56.5kg||$6|
|3||7||HUEGILL||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||3.95L||4||56.5kg||$31|
|4||5||SPECTER||Anthony Freedman||Nicholas Hall||6.45L||6||56.5kg||$31|
|5||3||SMART MISSILE||Anthony Cummings||Corey Brown||6.65L||2||56.5kg||$3.60|
|6||6||SECRET HILLS||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||8.65L||1||56.5kg||$41|
|7||4||CHASE THE RAINBOW||Rick Hore-Lacy||Dean Yendall||9.9L||7||56.5kg||$11|
|8||8||GENERAL OFFER||John Symons & Sheila Laxon||Danny Nikolic||24.9L||5||56.5kg||$301|