Sire: Merchant Navy

Colour: Bay

Dam: Awsaaf

Sex: Colt

Age: 2

Foaled: Oct 14, 2019

Country: Australia

Trainer: Joe Pride


Price:$3,045.45 + GST (2.5%)


“I think this is a really nice cross – you’ve got the speed of MERCHANT NAVY – a son of FASTNET ROCK – with a daughter of HIGH CHAPARRAL. And that mating is evident in this colt’s physique.”
Joe Pride



> $20k bonus on each win as a 2YO & 3YO on NSW racetracks

> More than $141 million in bonuses paid out to date


Key factors


  • Most accomplished son of FASTNET ROCK to stand at stud – undefeated 2YO, dual-hemisphere Group 1 winning 3YO
  • By a son of DANEHILL, out of a stakes winning SNIPPETS mare (like SNITZEL)
  • First yearlings in 2021 sold for an average of $125k


  • Young HIGH CHAPARRAL mare (this is her second foal)
  • From the family of breed-shaping Group 1 winner DANEHILL & dozens of other stakes winners


  • FASTNET ROCK sireline x HIGH CHAPARRAL cross = 25% strike rate of stakes winners




Foaled 14th October 2019

SireFastnet RockDanehillDanzig
MERCHANT NAVY (AUS) Piccadilly CircusRoyal Academy
2014Legally BaySnippetsLunchtime
  DecidityLast Tycoon
DamHigh ChaparralSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
AWSAAF (AUS) KasoraDarshaan
2014CanashitoOasis DreamGreen Desert
  Far ShoresDistant View

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

AWSAAF, by High Chaparral. Unraced. This is her second foal. Her first foal is a 2YO.


2nd dam

CANASHITO, by Oasis Dream. Placed at 3 in GB. Dam of 4 named foals, 2 to race, both winners, inc:-

Baahir. 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 2600m, R557,825, Vaal Book a Table for the Royal Raceday in April H., 2d Turffontein Next Racemeeting Saturday H., 3d Vaal Save the Date 4 May H.

Howra. 2 wins at 1200m in 2019-20, 2d ATC Autumn Carnival on Sale 2YO H.


3rd dam

FAR SHORES, by Distant View. Unplaced. Half-sister to DANEHILL, EAGLE EYED, HARPIA, SHIBBOLETH, EUPHONIC, Anziyan, Quick to Please, Family (dam of DUNDONNELL). Dam of 7 named foals, 4 to race, inc:-

Bold Spirit. 7 wins to 7¼f in GB.


4th dam

RAZYANA, by His Majesty. Placed, 2d Newmarket Westley 2YO S. Half-sister to You're My Lady (dam of LADY BROADHURST, ANNOUNCE, DAPHNE DONNELLY, LADY'S DELIGHT, YOUTHFUL LEGS). Dam of 14 foals, 11 to race, 9 winners, inc:-

DANEHILL (Danzig). Top of The 1989 European 3YO Classification (1000m - 1300m). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 6f, 7f, £175,923, Haydock Sprint Cup, Gr.1, Royal Ascot Cork & Orrery S., Gr.3, Newmarket European Free H., L, York Convivial 2YO S., 3d Newmarket July Cup, Gr.1, The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, 4th Irish Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. Champion sire.

EAGLE EYED (Danzig). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1800m, US$355,818, Arlington Classic S., Gr.2, Santa Anita Pirate Cove S., L, Golden Gate Sausalito H., L, 2d Longchamp Prix d'Arenberg, Gr.3, Santa Anita Baldwin S., L, 4th American Derby, Gr.2. Sire.

SHIBBOLETH (Danzig). 5 wins at 7f, £66,977, US$89,074, Belmont Jaipur H., Gr.3, Newmarket Criterion S., Gr.3, King Charles II S., L, Mildenhall S., Alex Scott S., 4th Royal Ascot St James's Palace S., Gr.1.

HARPIA (Danzig). 5 wins from 6½f to 1m, US$294,389, Gulfstream Park Shirley Jones H., Gr.3, Allowance, 2d Aqueduct First Flight H., Gr.2, Top Flight H., Gr.2, Belmont Genuine Risk H., Gr.2, Monmouth Molly Pitcher H., Gr.2. Producer.

EUPHONIC (The Minstrel). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1300m, 1400m, US$100,592 in France and U.S.A, Saint-Cloud Prix Amandine, L, Prix de la Rabelais, 3d Deauville Prix d'Astarte, Gr.2, 4th Longchamp Prix de la Grotte, Gr.3. Dam of-

Phone West. Placed at 3, 2d Saint-Cloud Prix Le Pompon. Dam of-

Conference Call (Anabaa). 2 wins at 2, €112,080, Chantilly Prix de la Forterelle, 2d Longchamp Prix Marcel Boussac, Gr.1. Dam of-

SEISMIC WAVE (Tapit). 3 wins at 1m, 9f, US$371,710, Gulfstream Park Cutler Bay S., L, 2d Belmont Pennine Ridge S., Gr.3.

Payphone. Winner at 1100m, Chantilly Prix du Potager des Princes, 2d Longchamp Prix Fould. Dam of-

NEWSLETTER (Sir Percy). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, 6f, Nottingham Kilvington S., L, 3d Royal Ascot Queen Mary S., Gr.2. Producer.

Euphonize. Unraced. Dam of-

Dulcet Tone. Winner at 6f in U.S.A. Dam of-

SPRING QUALITY (Quality Road). 5 wins from 1200m to 1600m in Venezuela, La Rinconada Clasico Maria Esperanza de Miglietti, L, 3d La Rinconada Copa Front Stage, L.

Anziyan (Danzig). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1600m in France and U.S.A, Chantilly Prix d'Orgemont, 3d Deauville Prix de Cabourg, Gr.3, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Daphnis, Gr.3. Sire.

Quick to Please (Danzig). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, Doncaster 2YO S., Hollywood Park Allowance, 3d Goodwood Conqueror S., L. Producer.

Razzle. Unraced. Dam of-

Dazzledar. Unraced. Dam of-

KINAAN (Galileo). 3 wins from 2000m to 3200m, R516,675, Kenilworth Cup, L, 3d Greyville Gold Cup, Gr.2.

Family. Unraced. Dam of-

DUNDONNELL (First Defence). 7 wins-2 at 2-to 1550m, £84,150, US$60,000, HK$12,867,750, 165,150Dhs in GB and HK, York Acomb S., Gr.3, 2d Doncaster Champagne S., Gr.2, 3d Newmarket Craven S., Gr.3, Meydan Mahab Al Shimaal S., Gr.3.

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