La Gite (Sioux Nation) winning the Gr.2 Premio Lydia Tesio at Capannelle

Second Group Winner In As Many Days For Sioux Nation

La Gite (3f Sioux Nation - Andrina, by Tertullian) added to Sioux Nation’s growing list of Stakes winners when producing a smart performance in Sunday’s Group 2 Premio Lydia Tesia at Capannelle.

The progressive three-year-old won at Chantilly in April and went on to make a successful start for trainer Paolo Aragoni in a Lydia Tesio trial last month. Partnered by Carlo Fiocchi on Sunday, she raced towards the back of the field for much of the way, before making headway from three furlongs out. Driven to lead approaching the final furlong, she kept on strongly to beat the five-year-old Norge (Dylan Thomas) by a length and a quarter. The runner-up is herself a multiple Stakes winner and beat the French-trained favourite by a neck.

Owned by Luigi Ginobbi, La Gite is the first black-type winner bred by Manfred Wurtenberger out of his homebred mare Andrina. She hails from the first crop of Sioux Nation, for whom she becomes a tenth individual Group winner and 24th Stakes performer.