05/05/2002 11:00PM

Milan injured, out till August


Aidan O'Brien had mixed results Monday as he scored Group 3 victories in France and Ireland on Monday, but was stunned when Milan was pulled up in the listed Mooresbridge Stakes. That race went to the filly Rebelline, who had defeated Johannesburg in the Gladness Stakes.

The even-money favorite, Milan was traveling smoothly in third under Michael Kinane when he was eased with a half-mile to go in the 1 1/4-mile contest. Winner of the St. Leger and runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Turf, Milan suffered a spiral fracture to his right foreleg and will be sidelined until August. Rebelline (5-2) went on to a three-quarter-length victory over the O'Brien-trained Shoal Creek.

Diaghilev prevailed by a short neck over Le Fou as the 2-1 choice at Chantilly in the 1 1/4-mile Group 3 Prix La Force. Diaghilev looks likely for the French Derby at Chantilly on June 2.

The O'Brien-trained pair Century City and Creekview were separated by just a nose in the seven-furlong Group 3 Tetrarch Stakes at the Curragh. Both could reappear in the Irish 2000 Guineas on May 25.

O'Brien will send Black Sam Bellamy to Longchamp on Wednesday for the 1 1/2-mile Group 2 Prix Hocquart. A full brother to Galileo, "Sam" was third in the Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud last fall. He will be tested by Morozov and Louveteau.