Imperial Monarch Head Shot

Son Of Imperial Monarch Scores On Return

The Nicky Henderson-trained Diamond River (5g Imperial Monarch - River Clyde, by Presenting) built on two promising performances to justify favoritism in Saturday’s bumper at Uttoxeter.

Third on debut and second next time out, the son of Imperial Monarch had not been seen since February. Nico de Boinville rode the chesnut to make all, asking him to quicken from two furlongs out and his mount stayed on well to win by three and a quarter lengths from promising newcomer Pounding Poet (Yeats).

Owned by the Jockey Club Ownership, Diamond River was a €42,000 store sale purchase by Highflyer Bloodstock. Bred by Jimmy Coffey, the son of Beeches Stud sire Imperial Monarch is a half-brother to useful chaser Are Ya Right Chief (Flemensfirth) and Graded performer Skorcher (Flemensfirth).