First Winner for Merchant Navy

Tara Madgwick - Saturday January 15

Dual Group I winning sprinter and Royal Ascot hero Merchant Navy is on the board with his first winner after Galaxy Affair saluted at Ascot on Saturday.

Galaxy Affair wins at Ascot - image Western Racepix

Having his second run following his debut sixth last month at Belmont, the Daniel and Ben Pearce trained gelding appreciated a step out to 1200m.

Allowed to settle back in the field, he surged into contention coming to the turn where he was the widest runner and hit the line hard to win by a long head.

Galaxy Affair was purchased as a weanling from the 2020 Inglis Digital June (late) Sale for $42,500 by Danny Coyne, click to see his page.

He was bred by Aquis and is the first foal of Wild Ava, a metropolitan winning half-sister by High Chaparral (IRE) to Group II WATC Karrakatta Plate winner Ima Single Man from stakes-winning Not a Single Doubt mare Single Spice.

Merchant Navy

Coolmore's Merchant Navy set a new benchmark for himself in the sale ring at Magic Millions this week when his filly from Pittsburgh Flyer sold for $700,000. The half-sister to Group I winner September Run was bought by Ciaron Maher / Best Bloodstock.



Race Result - Magic Millions Plate 1200m

Ascot Track: Good(4) Time: 1:13.06
Galaxy Affair
T: D & B Pearce J: C Johnston-Porter 57
2g Merchant Navy (AUS) x Wild Ava (AUS) (High Chaparral (IRE))
Inglis 2020 JUNE (Late) Online Sale $42,500
V:Aquis Farm
Upper Limits
T: Jeremy Easthope J: W Pike 57
2g Exosphere (AUS) x Defar (AUS) (Wanted (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $10,000
V:Rheinwood Pastoral Co, Mittagong, NSW
B: Commercial Bloodstock Services P/L (FBAA)
Lucky Sue
T: D R Harrison J: Joseph Azzopardi 55
2f Lucky Street (AUS) x Peggy Sue (AUS) (Monaco Consul (NZ))
El Patron
T: Simon Miller J: P Carbery 57
2c Patronize (AUS) x Femelle (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
MM Perth Yearling Sale $75,000
V:Namerik Thoroughbreds, Serpentine, WA
B: Simon Miller Racing
It's All A Rumour
T: Fenella Martin J: Jade Mc Naught 57
2g I'm All The Talk (AUS) x Clever Dora (AUS) (Dick Turpin (IRE))
T: A W Maley J: B Rawiller 57
2g Magnus (AUS) x Juice (NZ) (Bertolini (USA))
MM Perth Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Misty Valley Thoroughbreds At Greenfields Lodge, Capel, WA
B: Ashley Maley
Ciao Luna
T: Roy Rogers J: Kate Witten 55
2f Dissident (AUS) x Across The Moon (AUS) (Stratum (AUS))
MM Perth Yearling Sale Book 2 $120,000
V:Western Breeders Alliance
B: Roy Rogers Racing
Travel Warning
T: D R Harrison J: P Harvey 57
2c Smart Missile (AUS) x Journey (AUS) (Jeune (GB))
MM Perth Yearling Sale $35,000
V:Scenic Lodge, Muchea, WA
B: Bridge Patrol Lodge Pty Ltd
Justa Lil Faith
T: D M Luciani J: Jordan Turner 55
2f Vert De Grece (IRE) x Oh So Regal (AUS) (Scenic (IRE))
The Great Hoya
T: P H Jordan J: C Staples 57
2c Patronize (AUS) x Movie Queen (AUS) (Bletchley Park (IRE))
MM Perth Yearling Sale Book 2 $37,500
V:Yarradale Stud, Gidgegannup, WA
B: Paul Jordan
Mojo's Luck
T: Luke Fernie J: Chris Parnham 57
2g Rubick (AUS) x Triband (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Perth Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Mt Hallowell Stud, Denmark, WA
B: Luke Fernie
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