Sivana offers a first black type victory to Anastasia Wattel
Sivana (Goken) offered her a first black type success by placing a winning head on the post. Off to a good start and a little upbeat, Sivana was then able to be placed by Grégory Benoist behind Wootton City (Wootton Bassett), where she was able to settle. But, at 400m, she did not yet have the passage. When she found it, Guy Pariente's rep was able to place her acceleration and pick up Wootton City. Along the outside rail, England's Malrescia (Acclamation) is third by a short lead. Having started sluggishly, the latter had to make a premature effort and perhaps came a little early at the time of the sprint. Note the encouraging fourth place of the unraced Queen Kahina (Astern) who finished very well. She started in the Yacowlef, because her father, the stallion of Darley America Astern (Medaglia d'Oro), is not registered with the European Livestock Fund and most French Maidens are closed to him. It is she who traces the last 200 meters the fastest, in 11.84. A little faster than those of Sivana on the same portion (11''88). The tracking shows that the pace was sustained during the course. All the fillies are under the 11'' mark in the 800 to 600m and the first six of the event also covered the 600 to 400m under this 11 second mark.
The joy of Anastasia Wattel “I have no more voice! “, told Anastasia Wattel. The young woman encouraged her filly and she trembled a little in the 400m, because Sivana was locked up: “Grégory [Benoist, ndlr] rode her very well. He was able to settle her behidn an opponent and Sivana was able to take a breath of fresh air. This is what made the difference and allowed him to come in the last 200 meters which were "sporty". We were disappointed after the Prix La Flèche (L) [fourth, note]. In the morning, Sivana is the only one who works as she does and we thought we had a very beautiful filly. She had not had an exceptional course, at Chantilly, being unbalanced at the start. In our opinion, the filly had an excuse. We were looking forward to seeing her again today and she confirms all the good things we think of her. For the rest of the program, we will discuss it with its owner. »
A granddaughter of Princess Jasmine
Bred by Sylviane Jeffroy, Pierre Cadec and EARL Le Goff, Sivana was presented by Haras de Castillon in December 2020 at Arqana when she was a foal. Paul Nataf signed for €17,000.
Sivana is a daughter of the Haras de Colleville stallion Goken (Kendargent) of which she is the ninth black type. Bred by Jean-Pierre Deroubaix, the dam Princesse Noire (Diamond Green) placed on her debut, at 2 years old, over 1,400m in Mont-de-Marsan. In addition to Sivana, we owe him Poet's Black (Poet's Voice), winner of four conditional races between 1,800m and 2,500m. It rose in value to 39.5. The broodmare has a yearling by Toronado (High Chaparral), and a foal by Ectot (Hurricane Run).
His second dam, Princess Jasmine (Gold Away), finished second in the Prix des Lilas and third in the Prix Ronde de Nuit (Ls). At stud, she gave Plaisancière (Astronomer Royal), third in the Prix Miss Satamixa (L) and Pretty Panther (Hurricane Run), third in the Prix Aimery de Mauleon (L). In turn, Pretty Panther produced Jet Setteuse (Makfi), second in the Prix La Camargo (L) and third in the Prix Imprudence (Gr3).
Princess Jasmine is a sister to the stallion On Est Bien (Enrique), winner of the Prix La Force (Gr3).