Sire: Merchant Navy

Colour: Brown

Dam: Wild Ava

Sex: Gelding

Age: 4

Foaled: Oct 08, 2019

Country: Australia

Trainer: D & B Pearce

Owners: Pearce Racing (Mgr: D S Pearce) & Mrs D L Pearce

31: 7 - 5 - 0
Wins: 22.6%
Place: 16.1%




Foaled 8th October 2019

SireFastnet RockDanehillDanzig
MERCHANT NAVY (AUS) Piccadilly CircusRoyal Academy
2014Legally BaySnippetsLunchtime
  DecidityLast Tycoon
DamHigh ChaparralSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
WILD AVA (AUS) KasoraDarshaan
2013Single SpiceNot a Single DoubtRedoute's Choice
  Zaffron GalGalileo

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 (ATC Roman Consul S., Gr.2) and SP Zara Bay. Half-brother to the dam of SP Shotmaker. His oldest progeny are yearlings.


1st dam

WILD AVA, by High Chaparral. 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, A$107,295, BRC Weddings H., GCTC Kate Hawkins 50th H., 2d Ipswich TC Sirromet H., 3d BRC Happy New Year H. Half-sister to IMA SINGLE MAN. This is her first foal.


2nd dam

SINGLE SPICE, by Not a Single Doubt. 2 wins at 2, A$151,900, WATC Supremacy S., L, Westspeed 2YO P., 2d WATC Sires' Produce S., Gr.3, 4th WATC Karrakatta P., Gr.2, Belgravia S., L. Dam of 6 named foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

IMA SINGLE MAN (Gingerbread Man). 2 wins at 2, A$323,700, HK$225,000, in 2019-20, WATC Karrakatta P., Gr.2, Tabtouch Better Your Bet 2YO P., 3d HKJC Good Fortune H.

Wild Ava. 5 wins. See above.

Double Spice. 2 wins at 1300m, 1400m to 2020-21, WATC Free Entry to Belmont Park P., 2d Pinjarra RC Westspeed Platinum H., 3d WATC Westspeed Platinum H.

Ahyoka Frost. 2 wins at 1600m, 1800m to 2020-21, 3d WATC Prive Fashion Platform H., Tracy Lee 60th Birthday H.


3rd dam

ZAFFRON GAL, by Galileo. Winner at 2 in Aust. Dam of 2 foals, both raced-

SINGLE SPICE (Not a Single Doubt). 2 wins. See above.

Spice Again. Placed at 2, 2d WATC Buildex Climaseal 5 2YO P., Westspeed 2YO P., 4th WATC Sires' Produce S., Gr.3.


4th dam

ZAFAIR, by Zafonic. Raced once. Sister to TRADE FAIR, half-sister to VILLAGE FETE (dam of KINGS FETE). Dam of 9 foals, 8 to race, 3 winners, inc:-

Fanfara. Winner at 1600m in Aust. Dam of-

Ship Creek. 4 wins to 1200m to 2020-21, 2d WATC Glenroy Chaff H.

Praying With God. 4 wins from 1400m to 1900m to 2020-21 in Aust.

Parnissius. Winner at 2100m in Aust. Dam of-

Sizzleme (Sizzling). Winner at 1600m, A$182,330, 2d MRC Wellington RC 2YO H., MRC (Mornington) Mornington Guineas, 3d MRC Ethereal S., Gr.3, SAJC Auraria S., Gr.3, VRC Anzac Day S., L, 4th VRC Wakeful S., Gr.2.

Point Counterpoint. 3 wins from 1700m to 1900m, A$82,907, in 2020-21 in Aust.

Zaffron Gal. Winner. See above.

Affronted. Placed in Aust.


5th dam

DANEFAIR, by Danehill. 4 wins from 2000m to 2400m, Evry Prix Minerve, Gr.3, Chantilly Prix des Tuileries, L, Evry Prix Melisande, L. Sister to PROVE (dam of TESTED), VORTEX, half-sister to ERUDITE, Estala (dam of VENTURA), Reflections (dam of MIRROR LAKE), Sanpala (dam of SILVER TOUCH), Costa Rica (dam of RICH COAST). Dam of 7 foals, 6 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

TRADE FAIR (Zafonic). Joint third on The 2003 International 3YO Classification (mile). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, £113,866, €52,003, US$14,280, Curragh Minstrel S., Gr.3, Newmarket Criterion S., Gr.3, King Charles II S., L, Newbury Dubai Duty Free Cup, L, Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup 2YO S., 3d Newmarket Dewhurst S., Gr.1, Criterion S., Gr.3, Girton 2YO S., 4th Belmont Jaipur S., Gr.3. Sire.

VILLAGE FETE (Singspiel). 2 wins at 2000m, 2400m, Longchamp Prix de Thiberville, L, Prix de Trevise, 3d Longchamp Prix Beachcomber Hotels Paradis 5 Luxe. Dam of-

KINGS FETE (King's Best). 4 wins from 1¼m to 13¼f, £142,486, Goodwood Glorious S., Gr.3, Newbury Geoffrey Freer S., Gr.3, York Groceryaid Chairman's Charity Cup, 2d Goodwood Jaguar S., 3d Ascot Cumberland Lodge S., Gr.3, Newbury St Simon S., Gr.3, Goodwood March S., L, Royal Ascot Duke of Edinburgh S.

Gymkhana (Equiano). 6 wins from 1200m to 1800m, £2,724, €77,970, to 2021, Saint-Cloud Prix Empery, 2d Chantilly Prix du Mont Cenis, 3d Curragh Sole Power S., L, 4th Navan Woodlands S., L.

Hills of Aran. 9 wins-1 at 2-from 8½f to 25f, £137,178, €14,156, 2d Haydock Blue Square Hurdle, 3d Sandown Heroes H. Hurdle, Haydock Prestige Novice Hurdle, Fontwell National Spirit Hurdle, Warwick Leamington Novice Hurdle, 4th Doncaster Racing Post Trophy, Gr.1.

Well Known. Winner at 1¼m, 2d Kempton Simon Weston 2YO S.

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