Sire: Merchant Navy

Colour: Bay

Dam: So Pristine

Sex: Gelding

Age: 3

Foaled: Dec 20, 2020

Country: Australia

Trainer: Shane Fliedner


Owners: Colleen Bamford, Ian Carmichael, Greg Chapman, Shane Fliedner, Rex James, Steve McNamara, Peter Ryan, Sabrina Smythe

We have purchased a yearling colt by Fastnet Rock stallion – Merchant Navy – Winner of the Gr. 1 VRC Coolmore and the Gr. 1 Royal Ascot Diamond Jubilee.

This colt is out of a Zabeel mare who was a Gr. 2 winner herself. She has also produced the seven times winner – So Wicked.

This is a pedigree which could produce a three year old classics winner, or even stretch out to a Derby distance.

He was purchased at the Inglis Gold Sale and is eligible for Super VOBIS, Gold VOBIS and BOBS.

Please contact Shane on 0418 319 612 if you would like to join us in racing this exciting prospect.




Foaled 20th December 2020

SireFastnet RockDanehillDanzig
MERCHANT NAVY (AUS) Piccadilly CircusRoyal Academy
2014Legally BaySnippetsLunchtime
  DecidityLast Tycoon
DamZabeelSir TristramSir Ivor
SO PRISTINE (AUS) Lady GiselleNureyev
2005Pristine KristineSpinning WorldNureyev
  Blue SageCure the Blues

MERCHANT NAVY (AUS) (Bay 2014-Stud Aust. 2018, Ire. 2019). 7 wins-3 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, A$939,950, £340,260, €70,800, VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, Royal Ascot Diamond Jubilee S., Gr.1, Curragh Greenlands S., Gr.2, MRC HDF McNeil S., Gr.3, 3d VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1. Brother to SW Jolie Bay and SW Setanta. Sire of SP Drisana and of Galaxy Affair, In the Navy, Standing Order, Dirty Merchant, Rebel Rosai and of the placegetters Cadetship, Callsign Charlie, Maritima, Merchelle, Red Rapid, etc. His oldest progeny are 2YOs.


1st dam

SO PRISTINE, by Zabeel. 7 wins from 1400m to 2200m, NZ$118,000, A$132,500, SAJC Queen of the South S., Gr.2, Waikato RC UDC Finance H., ARC Dunstan Feeds Championship Final, Avondale JC Loan Market Highland Park H., Counties RC Ezygo Golfcarts H., 2d Cambridge JC Presland Tocker Insurance H., Te Aroha JC CRV Ambreed NZ H., 3d Manawatu Cup, Gr.3, Waikato RC New Zealand Bloodstock H., Ashford Lodge H., Echuca Cup, 4th Marton Cup, L. Half-sister to RESTORED, Taylor's Command (dam of SWIFT WITNESS), Pristino (dam of DIJON BLEU). This is her seventh foal. Her sixth foal is a 2YO. Dam of four foals to race, two winners, inc:-

So Wicked (f. by Street Cry). 7 wins from 1600m to 1900m, NZ$31,475, A$244,350, to 2020-21, ATC Thanks Frontline Workers H., TAB H.-twice, Hyland Race Colours H.-twice, ARC Auckland Co-Op Taxis H., 2d ATC Barry Cook H., Waikato RC Lodge Body Corporate H., 3d ATC Sky Racing Active H., Bowermans Furniture H., Hyland Race Colours H.

Havisham (g. by Tavistock). Winner at 1600m in 2021-22 in Aust.

Pristine Girl (f. by Snitzel). Placed at 3 in Aust.


2nd dam

PRISTINE KRISTINE, by Spinning World. Placed at 2 in U.S.A. Half-sister to LONG GONE BLUES, Blusazul (dam of EL BULUBU). Dam of 8 named foals, 6 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

SO PRISTINE (Zabeel). 7 wins. See above.

RESTORED (Red Ransom). 4 wins from 1600m to 2000m, NZ$3,750, S$428,386 in NZ and Singapore, Singapore TC Queen Elizabeth II Cup, L, MRA Cup, Novice H., 2d Singapore TC Progressive H., Class 4 H.-twice, 4th Singapore TC Chairman's Trophy, L.

Taylor's Command. Winner at 1100m, 2d MVRC Cameron Boyd 21st H., Simpson Constructions H. Dam of-

SWIFT WITNESS (Star Witness). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, A$333,125, to 2021-22, ATC Silver Shadow S., Gr.2, GCTC Gold Pearl 2YO H., 2d ATC Reisling S., Gr.2, 3d ATC Tea Rose S., Gr.2, Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic, RL, 4th ATC Flight S., Gr.1.

Terminology (Star Witness). 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m, A$284,760, GCTC Magic Millions P., ATC Australian Turf Club H., 2d Gosford Guineas, L, GCTC Aquisfarm on Twitter 2YO H., ATC Total Canteen H., 3d ATC 2YO H., 4th Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic, RL.

Pristino. Unraced. Dam of-

DIJON BLEU (Burgundy). NZ Bloodstock Filly of the Year in 2017-18. Top filly on the 2017-18 3YO Free H. (1200m-1600m). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1100m to 2000m, NZ$307,700, Waikato RC Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, Gr.2, Hawkes Bay Gold Trail S., Gr.3, WRC Desert Gold S., Gr.3, ARC Soliloquy S., L, Wanganui JC O'Learys S., L, Manawatu RC Mills Reef Winery 2YO S., 2d New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Manawatu RC Eulogy S., Gr.3.

Passione (Proisir). Winner at 1400m in 2020-21, 2d Hawkes Bay Dan d'Esposito Memorial H., 3d WRC Desert Gold S., Gr.3.

Prosecco (Stravinsky). 4 wins from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$82,445, Manawatu RC Bennett Currie H., Seales Winslow H., 2d CJC Great Easter S., L, WRC Vernon Vazey Truck Parts H., Marton JC Winston Peters Cup.


3rd dam

BLUE SAGE, by Cure the Blues. Unraced. Half-sister to THEATRICAL, TAIKI BLIZZARD, North of Eden (dam of FORBIDDEN APPLE, PARADISE CREEK, WILD EVENT, I'M VERY IRISH). Dam of 12 foals, 11 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

LONG GONE BLUES (Sovereign Dancer). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 7f, 8½f, US$109,578, Calder Tropical Park Oaks, L, 2d Calder Office Queen H., L, 3d Calder Karla's Enough H., L, Noble Royalty H., L, Miramar S., L, 4th Gulfstream Park Herecomesthebride S., L, Calder Toga Toga S., L, Singular Bequest H., L. Producer.

Blusazul. 2 wins in Argentina. Dam of-

EL BULUBU (Latiendo). 2 wins at 2000m in Argentina, San Isidro Clasico Tresiete, L.

Blues for Me (Missionary). 3 wins at 2000m, 2400m in Argentina, San Isidro Handicap Jorge H Iglesias, 2d San Isidro Clasico Progreso, Gr.3, 3d San Isidro G.P. Copa de Oro, Gr.1, 4th San Isidro Clasico General Pueyrredon, Gr.2, Palermo Clasico Ayacucho, Gr.3, San Isidro Clasico Cocles, L.

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