Classy French mare Siyoushake retired with a star mating in store
Daughter of Siyouni was twice Group 1-placed in 2017
High-class French mare Siyoushake has been retired from racing and has an appointment in the breeding shed at Haras d'Etreham with Wootton Bassett in the coming weeks.
The six-year-old daughter of Siyouni was a €50,000 Arqana October Yearling Sale purchase by Jonathan Pease, who trained her for owners Larry Roy and Andrew Morley until his retirement, at which point she joined Freddy Head.
Siyoushake won four of her 21 starts, which does not quite tell the true story of her talent. As well as taking two Group 3s at four - the Prix Quincey and Prix Perth - she also finished second to Ajman Princess in the Prix Jean Romanet and a close third to Roly Poly in the Prix Rothschild last year.
Crispin de Moubray, who represents Roy's racing operation, said: "Roy Racing have never had broodmares until now but Siyoushake will be visiting Wootton Bassett.
"They're very keen and are expanding, as they have shares in around ten horses across Freddy Head, Mikel Delzangles and Fabrice Chappet. They have a very nice Lope De Vega filly with Freddy called Sea Prose, who is highly thought of and has just turned three. She was a bit unlucky first time out and then won nicely at Maisons-Laffitte. Freddy thinks she will be a black-type filly although it remains to be seen how far she can go.
"The second filly they have retired is called Spring Princess, who won at Quinte level for Mikel Delzangles and is going to Dariyan."
Wootton Bassett supplied Almanzor, the European champion of 2016, from his first crop, and he has a highly exciting representative in last year's unbeaten two-year-old Wootton, who took the Listed Prix Isonomy by five lengths.
The son of Iffraaj stands at Etreham at a fee of €20,000.
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