A very smart 5-length winner as a 2YO, Paddington fulfilled all the promise of that display at three, reeling off six consecutive victories including the Gr.1 Irish 2,000 Guineas, Gr.1 St James’s Palace Stakes, Gr.1 Eclipse Stakes and Gr.1 Sussex Stakes. He therefore combined the toughness and performance most breeders are looking for.
His sire Siyouni has an outstanding record with daughters of GALILEO, siring the Prix du Jockey-Club winners Sottsass and St Mark’s Basilica, both winners of other major events. Siyouni’s total of six SWs out of GALILEO mares also include Gr.2 winner Al Hakeem and Gr.3 winner Mise En Scene. Paddington should therefore suit mares by GALILEO and his leading sons, such as NATHANIEL, NEW APPROACH and GLENEAGLES. They create 4x4 to SADLER’S WELLS, which should blend well with the two distant lines of NUREYEV in Paddington’s pedigree.
TEOFILO and FRANKEL produce 4x4 to DANEHILL as well as 4x4 to SADLER’S WELLS. Siyouni also has Group winners out of daughters of EL PRADO his son MEDAGLIA D’ORO, POLIGLOTE and BEAT HOLLOW, so HIGH CHAPARRAL mares are a likeable option.
Siyouni has blended well with KINGMAMBO. His first classic winner, Ervedya, is out of a daughter of KING’S BEST and he also has the Group-winning 2yo Acer Alley out of a LEMON DROP KID mare, as well as useful performers out of mares by DUBAI DESTINATION and KENTUCKY DYNAMITE. MACHIAVELLIAN sired the second dam of Dream And Do, winner of the Gr.1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches, and is also the broodmare sire of classic-placed Gr.2 winner Volta. There are also good winners out of mares by MACHIAVELLIAN’s sons ALMUTAWAKEL and MEDICEAN, as well as SMART STRIKE and DISTORTED HUMOR. GONE WEST’s son ZAMINDAR is the broodmare sire of three of Siyouni’s black-type horses, including Zaykava. This suggests that daughters of ZAFONIC, RAVEN’S PASS, IFFRAAJ and WOOTTON BASSETT could suit Paddington, as could daughters of NAYEF and TAMAYUZ. Siyouni has Stakes winners out of mares by DUBAWI and his son MAKFI. Paddington seems likely to suit mares by DUBAWI, a stallion who has done extremely well with mares by Paddington’s broodmare sire MONTJEU.
Mares from the STORM CAT male line have worked well with Siyouni. He has black-type winners out of daughters of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, SHAMARDAL and LOPE DE VEGA, with SHAMARDAL’s 20 foals featuring three black-type winners, the Gr.1-placed Marieta and the 2023 Gimcrack Stakes second Johannes Brahms. Daughters of LOPE DE VEGA, with his close inbreeding to MACHIAVELLIAN, could be especially suitable for Paddington. SIYOUNI also has a black-type winner out of a JOHANNESBURG mare, which opens the door to daughters of SCAT DADDY, NO NAY NEVER and SIOUX NATION for Paddington.
Siyouni sired three of his best winners from DANZIG line mares. Two of them – the Prix de Diane winner Laurens and the outstanding miler Tahiyra – are out of CAPE CROSS mares, while the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches winner Dream And Do, is out of a LIBRETTIST mare. Paddington should suit daughters of OASIS DREAM, INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, SEA THE STARS, LAWMAN and KINGMAN. Sea The Stars mares would create 4x3 to the exceptional Urban Sea. Siyouni’s Australian Gr.1 winner Amelia’s Jewel is inbred 3x4 to DANEHILL. Mares by such as FASTNET ROCK, DANSILI, EXCEED AND EXCEL, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR, KODIAC and ROCK OF GIBRALTAR will create 4x3 to DANEHILL, but the likes of ZOFFANY, BATED BREATH, CHOISIR and MASTERCRAFTSMAN move the inbreeding to 4x4.
Siyouni has two black-type winners with mares from the ROBERTO male line. His 5-time Gr.1 winner St Mark’s Basilica has a 2nd dam by LEAR FAN, while DR FONG sired the 2nd dam of the multiple Gr.1 winner Tahiyra.
AHONOORA appears in the 4-generation pedigrees of several of Siyouni’s Group winners, including those of the Gr.1-winning fillies Laurens and Tahiyra. The Gr.2 winners Lights On and Txope also have AHONOORA in their pedigree, the former via INCHINOR, the latter through ACCLAMATION. Mares by DARK ANGEL, a son of Acclamation, have the precocity and bloodlines to suit Paddington.
Sottsass and his fellow classic winner Laurens both have 2nd dams from the NIJINSKY line. Mares with some NIJINSKY blood should therefore suit Paddington.
Siyouni has Stakes winners out of mares by 3 German stallions with SURUMU in their pedigree.