Seventh Winner for Merchant Navy

Breednet - Sunday July 24

Merchant Navy brought up winner number seven with a tough debut winner at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday.

Diana's Affair as a yearling

Tackling 1200m at his first start, Diana’s Affair was let find his feet early by James Orman before producing a determined finish to out point early leader and short-priced favourite Big Sky Country.

The third foal of unraced Northern Meteor mare, Diana’s Star, Diana’s Affair was a $210,000 buy for Kelly Schweida from the Segenhoe Strud draft at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

Diana’s Star has a rising two-year-old filly by Not A Single Doubt, named Hinata, bought by Cambridge Stud for $425,000 at this year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, as well as a weanling by Snitzel and was served by So You Think last season.

Fastnet Rock’s Champion 3YO Sprinter, Merchant Navy stands at Coolmore this spring at $27,500.

 

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Race Result - Simon George & Sons Mdn Plate 1200m

Sunshine Coast Track: Heavy(9) Time: 1:14.62
1
Diana's Affair
T: K M Schweida J: James Orman 57
2g Merchant Navy (AUS) x Diana's Star (AUS) (Northern Meteor (AUS))
2
0.2
Big Sky Country
T: T J Gollan J: Ben Thompson 57
2c Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Jaunty (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
3
2.7
Sir Leonidas
T: P & W Hulbert J: M R Du Plessis 57
2g Nostradamus (AUS) x Fireglo (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
4
8.2
Lady Deanne
T: R L Cameron J: Madeleine Wishart 55
2f Starspangledbanner (AUS) x Hypernova (NZ) (High Chaparral (IRE))
5
21.2
The Veresdale
T: L G Ross J: Jasmine Cornish 55
2g The Mission (AUS) x Jokes N Jazz (USA) (It's No Joke (USA))
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