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Sydneyarms Chelsea impresses

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Charlie Hills-trained filly provides Sioux Nation with his first stakes winner

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Sioux Nation Picture: Coolmore

Former Swettenham Stud shuttler Sioux Nation (Scat Daddy) recorded his first stakes winner when the Charlie Hills-trained filly Sydneyarms Chelsea (2 f ex Wedding Dress by Tamayuz) won the Group 3 Prix Six Perfections (1400m) at Deauville on Tuesday. 

Having her fourth career start, having broken her maiden on debut against the colts back in May, Sydneyarms Chelsea scored a comfortable victory when she pulled three quarters of a length clear of rivals, with favourite Terrestrial (Kingman), who running on inside the closing stages, second. 

"She did it really well. She jumped well and settled into a lovely position and quickened up nicely," said Emma Spencer who manages Chelsea Thoroughbreds. "She was unlucky last time (when fourth at Deauville in the Listed Prix Roland de Chambure). Everything went wrong that could have gone wrong, so it wasn't unexpected what she's done today. She's a lovely, big filly that Charlie has been really excited about ever since he got her."

Sydneyarms Chelsea was bought for £9,000 by Blandford Bloodstock's Stuart Boman for Chelsea Thoroughbreds at last year's Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale from the draft of Grange Hill Stud. She is one of 20 winners for her sire who has also produced the stakes placed trio Matilda Picotte, Kinta and Lakota Sioux. He is currently sitting in second in the leading first season sires table in Europe behind Havana Grey (Havana Gold) who, to date, has sired 28 first crop winners. 

Sioux Nation shuttled to Swettenham Stud one season in 2019 when he covered 54 mares. 

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