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April 23, 2017 - KREFELD, Race 2, Mdn, EUR €8,750, 8 1/2f, 104.19

Diaphora (Ger), F, 3, 2014 by Pivotal (GB)

1st Dam: Diacada (Ger) (GSW-Ger, $171,911), by Cadeaux Genereux (GB)
2nd Dam: Diasprina (Ger), by Aspros (Ger)
3rd Dam: Dorle (GB), by Rheffic (Fr)

Owner: Gestut Rottgen
Breeder: Gestut Rottgen (Ger)
Trainer: Markus Klug

Diaphora was hammered down to favouritism at the tills for this debut and gave supporters little cause for concern, dominating in the straight to get her career off to a perfect start. Showing good speed from the gates to stalk the lead in second after the initial exchanges, the 21-10 pick was sent to the front at the quarter-mile marker and, after entering the final eighth safely clear, was pushed out in the closing stages to easily account for Catalina (GB) (Mayson {GB}) by three lengths. “Diaphora is living up to expectations very well and her main target is the [June 18 G2] German 1000 Guineas [at Dusseldorf] which was also won by her dam,” revealed Gestut Rottgen stud manager Frank Dorff. “[Trainer] Markus Klug is more than pleased with the way she handled herself today and we are very hopeful that she will proceed to be a most valuable addition to our broodmare band and maintain the high standard of this leading dam line of ours.” The June 18 G2 German 1000 Guineas and Aug. 6 G1 Preis der Diana entry becomes the ninth scorer, from as many foals to race, out of her owner-breeder’s 2003 G2 German 1000 Guineas heroine Diacada (Ger) (Cadeaux Genereux {GB}), and is a half-sister to the stakes-winning Daktani (GB) (Kallisto {Ger}) and three-time stakes winner Diatribe (GB) (Tertullian), herself the dam of last term’s MGSP G2 German 2000 Guineas runner-up Degas (Ger) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}). The winner, who is also kin to the 2-year-old filly Dorella (Ger) (Reliable Man {GB}) and the yearling filly Diajaka (Ger) (Kamsin {Ger}), shares her stakes-winning granddam Diasprina (Ger) (Aspros {Ger}) with stakes-winning G1 Deutsches Derby runner-up Dickens (Ger) (Kallisto {Ger}) and G2 Premio Presidente Della Repubblica victor Diplomat (Ger) (Teofilo {Ire}), both being sons of G3 Grosser Preis von Berlin-winning German highweight juvenile filly Desidera (Ire) (Shaadi). Diacada is also a half-sister to the granddam of US champion and MGISW sire Animal Kingdom (Leroisdesanimaux {Brz}), and MGSW GI First Lady S. third Daveron (Ger) (Black Sam Bellamy {Ire}). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, €5,000. 

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