43 for Siyouni

Honey Cake lands Prix Ceres

Siyouni Picture: Aga Khan Studs

The Haras de Bonneval-based sire Siyouni (Pivotal) chalked up his 43rd stakes winner on Thursday as his daughter Honey Cake (3 f ex Pink Anemone by Dansili) led home a 1-2-3 for her sire in the Prix Ceres (Listed, 1400m) at Fontainebleau. 

Last seen finishing tenth in the Prix du Pin (Gr 3, 1400m), the filly surged clear in the closing stages to beat Private Romance (Siyouni) by a length and three quarters, while Femina (Siyouni) was another neck away in third. 

The filly was bought for €95,000 by Hubert Guy Bloodstock at the 2018 Arqana Deauville October Yearling Sale, before being purchased by Paul Nataf for €110,000 at the Arqana Deauville May Breeze-Up Sale the following year. 

Honey Cake is out of placed Dansili (Danzig) mare Pink Anemone, who is herself a half-sister to Group 2 scorer Doha Dream (Shamardal). 

Further back the filly’s third dam is Coraline (Sadler’s Wells) produced Group 1 winner Reefscape (Linamix), Group 2 scorer Coastal Path (Halling) and Group 3 winner Martaline (Linamix). 

Siyouni’s abilities as a stallion have been advertised in the southern hemisphere through the exploits of his Group 2-winning son Aylmerton, while in the northern hemisphere he added a further string to his bow when his son Sottsass landed last month’s Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Gr 1, 2400m) earning himself a spot on the Coolmore Stud roster. 

The stallion’s sole lot offered at Thursday’s New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale was purchased for NZ$350,000 and he will stand the 2021 season in France at a career high fee of €140,000. 

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