Siyouma: dual top-flight winner has been bought by the Yoshida familyPICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER
Sun Chariot heroine Siyouma sold to Japan
SUN CHARIOT STAKES heroine Siyouma has been bought by the Yoshida family and will relocate from France to Northern Farm in Japan.
Trainer Francois Doumen has revealed to the French media that the daughter of Medicean, who also landed the Grade 1 EP Taylor Stakes at Woodbine, had already left his stable in Chantilly.
Bred by the Aga Khan, Siyouma carried the famous red and emerald silks on her first two starts, winning one, before selling for €220,000 at the Arqana December breeding-stock sale in 2011.
Signed for by Doumen on behalf of owner Robert Jeffcock, Siyouma returned to the winner's enclosure on her first start in 2012, beating five-time winner Le Roi Mage by two lengths.
Stepping up to black-type company shortly after, Siyouma proved consistent at the highest level before landing a first Group 1 in the Sun Chariot, travelling to Canada a month later to double her top-flight tally in the EP Taylor.
Hailing from a fine Aga Khan pedigree, Siyouma is out of a Listed-winning Danehill half-sister to Group 1 scorer and sire Slicky and is a half-sister to Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere winner Siyouni. Siyouma became the third top-flight winner in 2012 for her sire Medicean after Capponi in Round 3 of the Al Maktoum Challenge at Meydan and Bayrir in the Secretariat Stakes at Arlington.
Medicean has enjoyed considerable success with Danehill-line mares, producing dual Group 1 winner Nannina and triple Group scorer Sapphire.