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Plenty to like about Diescentric; ABOVE AVERAGE.

Promising colt features in Diesis' final crop DIESIS'S final crop, now threeyear-olds, consists of only four foals but there could be an above-average one in Diescentric, winner of the Wood Ditton Stakes at Newmarket. Unusually for the race there were only nine runners but there was plenty to like about the way the Henry Cecil-trained colt stretched clear of Soviet Secret.

Although bred by Morgan's Ford Farm in Virginia, Diescentric's immediate family is European; he is out of aSharplaw Autumn and Caona.

Diesis's finest moments came in 1982 when he captured the Middle Park and Dewhurst Stakes for Cecil en route to two-year-old championship honours. After two below-par runs the following year, he was retired to Mill Ridge Farm in Kentucky, where away from the shadow of his Group 1-winning brother Kris, he became a leading international sire. Although he never covered large books, he sired seven champions and 14 Group 1 winners from 23 crops of racing age, among them the Cecil-trained Oaks heroines Diminuendo, Ramruma and Love Divine.

Diesis was pensioned in April 2006 and put down seven months later after fracturing a hip in a paddock accident.
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Apr 22, 2010
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