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Swiss Diva - York 13.06.09

Swiss Diva: Listed winner is bred on the same cross as Halfway To Heaven

  PICTURE: Martin Lynch 

Deserved black-type success for Pivotal's Diva

Prix du Cercle (Listed), Deauville, 5f, 3yo+

SWISS DIVA (4 f Pivotal - Swiss Lake by Indian Ridge)

Breeder: Lordship Stud (GB)

SWISS Diva finally bagged the black-type success she deserved on Thursday when pouncing late to takethe Prix du Cercle at Deauville.

The Lordship Stud-homebred is bred to be quick as a daughter of 5f specialist Swiss Lake, who took two Listed races over 5f and ran second in the Flying Childers Stakes. In turn, Swiss Lake is out of another 5f specialist in the Listed-placed Blue Iris.

Swiss Lake looks as if she is going to be equally successful at stud - her first foal is Swiss Franc, a son of Mr Greeley who was second in the Coventry Stakes, while her fourth is Swiss Dream, a daughter of Oasis Dream who has been highly tried following a success in a Newmarket maiden earlier this year.

The tenth stakes winner by Cheveley Park Stud's stalwart stallion Pivotal this year, Swiss Diva is bred on thesame Indian Ridge cross as Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Halfway To Heaven.

Swiss Lake has a yearling colt by Invincible Spirit and slipped to Holy Roman Emperor last year.






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