David said at Tattersalls Book 3 that he would have bought this Helmet filly to race in England. But he didn’t.

He continued AllanBloodlines’ purchasing for the emerging racing nation of Kyrgyzstan, new to flat racing but with several thousand years experience of living with horses.

Named KHANSULU, the juvenile was deemed good enough to be sent to debut in Almaty, Kazakhstan where she duly won her maiden. By 20 lengths.

Yesterday, KHANSULU returned to Almaty to run in the Favorit Stakes a local Group 1.

She won that convincingly, beating a strong field of French and American breds. Happy Kyrgyz owners – who also entered another Allan-purchased filly by Toronado, named Muras, who was just pipped for 3rd.