Sioux Nation's Lakota Sioux On Top In The Sweet Solera


Lakota Sioux


Gallop Racing's 2-year-old distaffer Lakota Sioux (Ire) (Sioux Nation–Shemiyla {Fr} {GSW-Fr, $169,373}, by Dalakhani {Ire}) bounced back off a third in Royal Ascot's Listed Chesham S. to secure a career high in Saturday's G3 Jewson Sweet Solera S. at Newmarket, becoming the second black-type winner for her freshman sire (by Scat Daddy). She had earlier debuted with a May 20 third at Haydock before plundering a May 30 Lingfield maiden by 6 1/2 lengths in her penultimate start. The 10-3 second favourite was swiftly into stride and raced in a prominent third through the early fractions of this pattern-race bow. Cruising to the front in the centre of the track approaching the quarter-mile marker, she was driven along at the foot of the hill and kept on strongly under continued urging in the latter stages, all the while swishing her tail, to prevail by 3/4-of-a-length from Dandy Alys (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}). Lakota Sioux's victory was a fifth in the contest for the Johnston stable.

“Every time I see her in the paddock I think how the hell did I buy her for £15,000 as she is a gorgeous filly,” said Charlie Johnston. “She was difficult to break in early on and I remember it vividly as she was one of our worst problem children in the winter. The tail [swishing] has been a theme from day one. Joe Fanning has ridden her in most of her work, but he and every jockey that has ridden her does not come in and say she is not trying. You can't question her attitude there and she toughed it out well. This has been the plan since [Royal] Ascot and I thought this track would be ideal for her. “The [G2] May Hill [at Doncaster] looks the spot for her and, how she has finished there, maybe we should stick to seven [furlongs]. There is the [G2] Rockfel [at Newmarket's Rowley Mile track], but she is also in the [G1] Moyglare [at the Curragh].”

Lakota Sioux is the seventh of eight foals and one of six scorers from as many runners out of G3 Prix Allez France victrix Shemiyla (Fr) (Dalakhani {Ire}). The March-foaled bay is a half-sister to stakes-winning G1 Sydney Cup runner-up Sheraz (Fr) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) and a yearling colt by Blue Point (Ire). Shemiyla, a half-sister to the dam of G1 Grand Prix de Paris hero Shakeel (Fr) (Dalakhani {Ire}), is out of Listed Prix Madame Jean Couturie winner Shemala (Ire) (Danehill), herself one of four black-type performers produced by G1 Prix de Diane heroine Shemaka (Ire) (Nishapour {Fr}).

Saturday, Newmarket, Britain
JEWSON SWEET SOLERA S.-G3, £60,000, Newmarket, 8-6, 2yo, f, 7fT, 1:16.04, g/f.
1–LAKOTA SIOUX (IRE), 128, f, 2, by Sioux Nation
1st Dam: Shemiyla (Fr) (GSW-Fr, $169,373), by Dalakhani (Ire)
2nd Dam: Shemala (Ire), by Danehill
3rd Dam: Shemaka (Ire), by Nishapour (Fr)
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. (£15,000 Ylg '21 TATIRY). O-Gallop Racing; B-Fethard Bloodstock Ltd (IRE); T-Charlie & Mark Johnston; J-James Doyle. £34,026. Lifetime Record: 4-2-0-2, $61,302. *1/2 to Sheraz (Fr) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), SW & GSP-Fr, G1SP-Aus, $437,731. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Dandy Alys (Ire), 128, f, 2, Dandy Man (Ire)–Alyssum (Ire), by New Approach (Ire). 1ST BLACK-TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. (£45,000 Ylg '21 TATIRY). O-The Sunshine Partnership & Partner; B-Lodge Park Stud (IRE); T-Ralph Beckett. £12,900.
3–Mottisfont (Ire), 128, f, 2, Adaay (Ire)–Broadlands (GB), by Kheleyf. 1ST BLACK-TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. O-The End-R-Ways Partnership & Partners; B-The Lavington Stud (IRE); T-Hugh Morrison. £6,456.
Margins: 3/4, HF, NK. Odds: 3.33, 16.00, 16.00.
Also Ran: Ivory Madonna (Ire), Novakai (GB), Inanna (Ire), Alseyoob (Ire), Lady Alara (Ire), Divina Grace (Ire). Click for the free catalogue-style pedigree.


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