Siyouma caps a memorable week for jockey Gerald Mosse at WoodbinePICTURE: Woodbine/Michael Burns Photography
Siyouma takes EP Taylor for Doumen and Mosse
Report: Canada, Sunday
Woodbine: EP Taylor Stakes (Grade 1) 1m2f, turf, 3yo+ f/m
HAVING partnered Reckless Abandon to win the Middle Park on Saturday, Gerald Mosse crossed the Atlantic to land his second top-level victory of the weekend as he partnered Siyouma (Francois Doumen) to take the $1 million EP Taylor Stakes at Woodbine.
Mosse, who also rode Wizz Kid to win the Prix de l'Abbaye seven days ago, was also in the saddle when owner Robert Jeffcock's daughter of Medicean took the Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket at the end of September.
The four-year-old was sent off 11-4 favourite for Sunday's Grade 1 event as she scored emphatically by a length and three-quarters from Pagera, who took second place for France under Olivier Peslier.
Ex-French Dream Peace was third. Of the other European runners, Frankie Dettori's mount Havant fonished well from the rear to take fifth, one place in front of the Richard Fahey-trained Barefoot Lady.
Dermot Weld's Princess Highway raced wide before fading in the stretch.
Siyouma was always well placed on the rail, just off the pace set by Germany's Kapitale before bursting through in the straight.
Mosse said he had been concerned that Sunday's race came so quickly after Siyouma's Sun Chariot success.
"To be honest, I was not worried about the track, the ground or the filly," said the rider. "I was just a bit worried that two weeks ago we won a Group 1 in the UK so it was a bit short in timing."
Winning trainer Doumen will now target Hong Kong. He added: "She's so good and she's so calm. She has got such a wonderful temperament that it allows her to travel beautifully well and takes all the effort away."