April 4, 2019 - Saint-Cloud, Race 4, Mdn, EUR €25,000, 8f , .0000

Siyarafina (Fr), F, 3, 2016 by Pivotal (GB)

1st Dam: Siyenica (Fr) ((SW & MGSP-Fr, $102,865)), by Azamour (Ire)
2nd Dam: Sichilla (Ire), by Danehill
3rd Dam: Slipstream Queen, by Conquistador Cielo

Owner: H H The Aga Khan
Breeder: H H The Aga Khan's Studs SC (Fr)
Trainer: Alain de Royer-Dupre

Backed down to second favoritism for this one-mile firsters’ test, His Highness The Aga Khan’s Siyarafina (Fr) (Pivotal {GB}) dominated late proceedings after exhibiting an impessive turn of foot to justifiably earn ‘TDN Rising Star’ status at the first attempt. The homebred bay broke in mid division and employed patience throughout, settling under cover off the pace in eighth. Inching ever closer in the straight, the 29-10 chance eased into a clear path with 350 metres remaining and quickened smartly for minimal persuasion inside the final furlong to easily account for Wishfully (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) by an impressive two lengths.
   Siyarafina, who holds entries in the May 26 G1 Prix Saint-Alary and June 16 G1 Prix de Diane, is the second foal and scorer for MGSP Listed Prix de Bagatelle victress Siyenica (Fr) (Azamour {Ire}) and she is a half-sister to a 2-year-old filly by Invincible Spirit (Ire) and a yearling colt by Golden Horn (GB). Siyenica, herself out of a stakes-winning half to MG1SW sire Slickly (Fr) (Linamix {Fr}), is kin to three black-type performers headed by G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere-winning sire Siyouni (Fr) (Pivotal {GB}) and MG1SW British and French highweight Siyouma (Ire) (Medicean {GB}).

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