Al Maher’s reputation for siring top-class milers has been further enhanced by the Group 1 ATC Queen of the Turf success of Diamond Drille. A 4-year-old daughter of the leading Emirates Park-based stallion, Diamond Drille became the second Randwick Group 1 mile winner of her sire’s flourishing stud career and the latest in a long-line of feature 1600-metre winners.
Lightly-raced River Delta is shaping as Al Maher's next stakes winner following two impressive victories from her only two starts to date. An effortless four-length winner at Yarra Valley on debut, the 3-year-old filly was assigned a 1400-metre contest on Saturday's Flemington program in Melbourne and came through the engagement with flying colours.
Emirates Park-raced Mossfun is now in the Australian racing annals as the 2014 Group 1 ATC Golden Slipper Stakes winner after a miraculous performance that saw her noticeably miss the start yet still manage to come out victorious in the world's most valuable 2-year-old event.