Sioux Nation Favoured in Fitzdares First-Season Sire Market


Sioux Nation is favoured to win the first-season sire title in the UK/Ireland | Coolmore

The Coolmore Stud sire Sioux Nation (Scat Daddy), who won the G1 Phoenix S. at two, has been made the 1-2 favourite in the Leading First-Season Sire race by Fitzdares. Close behind him in the market is the 9-4 shot and G1 Flying Five S. victor Havana Grey (GB) (Havana Gold {Ire}), who stands at Whitsbury Manor Stud. Rounding out the top three chances is fellow Coolmore Stud stallion and Classic winner Saxon Warrior (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) at 6-1. Below are the stallions listed by Fitzdares:

  • Sioux Nation at 1-2
  • Havana Grey (GB) at 9-4
  • Saxon Warrior (Jpn) at 6-1
  • Expert Eye (GB) at 10-1
  • Roaring Lion at 14-1
  • Harry Angel (Ire) at 14-1
  • Kessaar (Ire) at 25-1
  • Cracksman (GB) at 33-1
  • Massaat (Ire) at 100-1
  • U S Navy Flag at 100-1
  • Tasleet (GB) at 100-1
  • Gustav Klimt (Ire) at 100-1
  • Rajasinghe (Ire) at 200-1
  • Unfortunately (Ire) at 500-1
  • Washington DC (Ire) at 500-1
  • Lightning Spear (GB) at 500-1
  • Smooth Daddy at 500-1
  • James Garfield (Ire) at 500-1

“We absolutely love pricing up this market, which would be impossible to price were it not for Weatherbys' Stallion Book, Global Stallions app and particularly their Return of Mares,” said Fitzdares Head of Horseracing Sam Hockenull. “It was not hard to pick out Sioux Nation as a short-priced favourite given the huge numerical advantage he has. “We hope in the coming weeks to price up a 'total prize money' market for the first time. In turn, this will hopefully offer a much more competitive market.”

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