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Azamour's Siyenica - A Rising Star At Longchamp
23 Apr 2013
12.45 at LCP Prix du Louvre (€34,000)  [1m (T)] Winner: Siyenica (Fr), f, 3 by Azamour (Ire)
Longchamp, 12.45, Cond, €34,000, 3yo, f, 1mT, 1:43.04, gd/sf.
SIYENICA (FR), f, 3, by Azamour (Ire)
1st Dam: Sichilla (Ire) (SW-Fr), by Danehill
2nd Dam: Slipstream Queen, by Conquistador Cielo
3rd Dam: Country Queen, by Explodent

Pitched in against proven performers here, Siyenica proved more than up to the task with her impressive turn of acceleration providing her with the perfect start to her career. Rank early anchored in last by Christophe-Patrice Lemaire, the 13-5 second favorite was delivered wide in the stretch and, after gaining the lead passing the furlong pole, maintained her momentum to subdue Tharsis (Ire) (Gold Away {Ire}) and score by a half length. Thawaany (Ire) (Tamayuz {GB}) was 3/4 of a length away in third.

"She’s one of the good fillies in the yard and has the breeding and a turn of foot," trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre commented. "I don’t usually run them first time in a ‘B’ race against experienced horses unless I am sure of their quality and this one has plenty."

The winner is a half-sister to fellow Aga Khan colorbearers Siyouni (Fr) (Pivotal {GB}), G1SW-Fr, $657,460; and Siyouma (Ire) (Medicean {GB}), G1SW-Eng, GISW-NA, $861,535. Lifetime Record: 1 start, 1 win, €17,000. Click for Equidia VIDEO

Source: Thoroughbred Daily News

produced a smart turn of foot to come from last to win on her debut. She is a half-sister to Gr.1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere winner and young sire Siyouni(Pivotal) and Gr.1 E P Taylor Stakes and Gr.1 Sun Chariot Stakes victrix Siyouma(Medicean),  and they are
out of the Listed Prix Amandine winner Sichilla Danehill), a half-sister to the 2001 European Champion Older Miler and sire Slickly (Linamix), whose nine victories included the Gr.1 Grand Prix de Paris, Prix du Moulin and Premio Vittorio di Capua. The grandam, the triple US winner SlipstreamQueen (Conquistador Cielo), also produced the dual US Graded Stakes winner NoSlip(Exit ToNowhere) and the Group-placed trio SlipstreamKing, Streamix(both by Linamix) and Ripple (RockOf Gibraltar). The third dam is the Gr.1 Yellow Ribbon Stakes heroine CountryQueen(Explodent), who won 12 races in US and later produced six winners. She is a half-sister to the dam of Gr.1 Prix de la Foret and Hollywood Derby victor and sire Procida. Sichilla has a yearling filly by Galileo.