ONLY one stallion, Johar, occupies the Mill Ridge stallion barn these days, a far cry from the years when Gone West and Diesis
headed numerically strong rosters.
The son of Diesis
got his 2003 campaign off to a successful start with a three-length victory in a Newbury maiden in April.
Last month it was the Diesis
100 (the first 100cc scooter produced by Piaggio for the UK market) and this month was the launch of the X9 500 and B125.
, Three Valleys was also a welcome change from the sons of Danehill and Sadler's Wells, who saturate the stallion ranks.
Unraced as a juvenile, this daughter of Diesis
out of a Sadlers Wells mare is poised to make her debut soon.
Mill Ridge has consistently maintained strong ties with Europe, primarily through the volume of interest in Gone West and Diesis
Coral reacted by cutting the son of Diesis
to 4-1, while William Hill go 5-1 and Ladbrokes 8-1.
horse returned to winning form when landing the 1m5f handicap that replaced the abandoned Ebor at Newbury and heads for Australia next Thursday.
Two daughters of Diesis
, Isle Of Spice and Sharp Mode, were the first mares to be tested in foal to Derby winner Authorized, who stands at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket for pounds 25,000.
DAGGERS DRAWN has been sold by Joe Foley's Ballyhane Stud to Dr Bruno Bardi, who will stand the 12-year-old son of Diesis
at Allevamento I Mandorli next year.
The four-year-old daughter of Diesis
is out of the El Gran Senor mare High Walden, from the family of Oaks winner Reams Of Verse, leading middle-distance runner and sire Elmaamul, and Juddmonte's late Classic-winning sire Zafonic.
The colt foal, out of the Diesis
mare Demeter, is a grandson of 1993 Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Nicer.