Sire: Merchant Navy

Colour: Bay

Dam: Garrard

Sex: Filly

Age: 2

Foaled: Aug 05, 2019

Country: Australia

Silks: Gold, Black V And Cap


Owners: Grant Leverington, Lisa Leverington, Michelle Minervini, Mark Minervini, Fiona Plain, Chris Prentice




Foaled 5th August 2019

SireFastnet RockDanehillDanzig
MERCHANT NAVY (AUS) Piccadilly CircusRoyal Academy
2014Legally BaySnippetsLunchtime
  DecidityLast Tycoon
DamSepoyElusive QualityGone West
GARRARD (AUS) WatchfulDanehill
2014FitnessMore Than ReadySouthern Halo
  Dane TrystDanehill

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) SW Setanta (BRC Queensland Day P., L) and SP Zara Bay. His oldest progeny are 2YOs.


1st dam

Garrard, by Sepoy. Winner at 2, 2d VRC Thoroughbred Breeders S., Gr.3, BRC Sky Thoroughbred Central 2YO H., MVRC William Hill 2YO P. Half-sister to IN GOOD HEALTH. This is her first foal.


2nd dam

FITNESS, by More Than Ready. Unraced. Dam of 4 named foals, 3 to race, all winners, inc:-

IN GOOD HEALTH (Congrats). 7 wins from 900m to 2000m, A$338,215, to 2020-21, MRC Heatherlie S., L, SAJC Centaurea S., L, MRC Ladbrokes Switch H., 3d ATC John R Turk Shop Online H., VRC Flemington Trainers & Staff H., 4th MVRC Sunline S., Gr.2, MRC Naturalism S., Gr.3.

Garrard (Sepoy). Winner. See above.

I'll Tell You How. 2 wins at 1000m, 1150m in Aust.


3rd dam

Dane Tryst, by Danehill. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, MVRC Frame Shop Moonee Ponds Trophy H., 2d VRC Vanity S., Gr.3, 4th MRC Schweppervescence Cup, L. Three-quarter-sister to DANSINO (dam of ZAGREB), Free Ranger. Dam of 6 foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

Flying Tryst. 2 wins at 1250m, 1900m, STC Freeway 2KY Hi-Tide H., Freeway Artarmon Hotel H. Dam of-

Marlon's Lad. Winner at 1200m, Ipswich TC Corona at ITC P., 2d BRC Ascend Sales P., 3d BRC Hidden Dragon at Lyndhurst H., Ipswich TC St Peter Claver College P., Submarine AE1 H.

Tyson Fight. Winner at 1650m, WATC Get the Tabtouch P.

Trysta. 3 wins to 1400m in Aust.

Game Breaker. Winner at 1350m in Aust.


4th dam

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', by Canny Lad. Unraced. Half-sister to LEICA WESTERN (dam of LEICA SMILE, DANSINO), LEICA JEWEL (dam of REDDING), Pretence (dam of HEPTONSTALL). Dam of 8 foals, 6 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

Dane Tryst (Danehill). 2 wins. See above.

Rundle. 6 wins from 1600m to 2500m, A$206,330, VRC Galilee Series Final H., BRC Path Development H., Lance & Marie Knowles H., BDO H., 2d Qld Tatt's RC Southbank Insurance Brokers H., BRC Doug Allen Memorial P.

Johnny be Good. 5 wins from 1400m to 2100m, A$160,300, VRC Stormy Rex H., MRC Sobar H., JG Heywood H., Grey Boots H., 2d VRC Saintly H., MRC Elizabeth Brown 2YO H., MVRC City Pacific Finance Elstenwick H., VJA 2YO H., MRC AR Blackwood H., 3d VRC KA Morrison H., Newport 2YO H., Bendigo JC Austbrokers H.

Apologies. Winner at 1300m, 2d SAJC Blackwoods P., 3d SAJC Schweppes Distance P. Dam of-

Apoloboom. 12 wins to 1400m, A$275,235, BRC Sky Thoroughbred Central H., Madame Wu H., Blokes Day Out Raceday H., 2d BRC Racezone H., 3d Sale TC GBG Concrete & Construction H., SCTC Caloundra Automotive H., Marcoola Surf Club H., BRC Coca Cola Xmas Movies H., Racezone H.


5th dam

LEICA RUBY, by Red Lord. Unraced. Half-sister to TELL FIBS, Better Leica (dam of BETTA WATCH IT), Leica Pretender (dam of NOTHIN' LEICA DANE, DUELLED, THRILLING DAY). Dam of 7 foals, 6 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

LEICA WESTERN (Best Western). 7 wins-2 at 2-to 1200m, A$184,995, SAJC RN Irwin S., Gr.2, Swettenham Stud S., Gr.3, City S.H., L, WATC Redacre H., Rocket H., Lady Agnes H., Gilt Patten H., 2d VRC Hilton on the Park S., Gr.3, VATC How Now H., 4th MVRC Stanley Wootton S., Gr.3. Dam of-

LEICA SMILE (At Talaq). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 2000m, A$220,720, SAJC Australasian Oaks, Gr.1, VRC Molly Blooms H., SAJC Bernard Booth H., Leilani H., Kip 2YO H., 2d VRC Great Western H., L, VATC Gothic H., SAJC Explore Holidays H., 4th VRC Hardy Brothers Classic S., Gr.3, VATC Laurent-Perrier S., L. Dam of-

ECLAIR MYSTIC (Stratum). 6 wins-4 at 2-to 1400m, A$279,875, MRC Zeditave S., L, 3d MRC D'Urban S., Gr.2.

DANSINO (Danehill). 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$122,400, VRC Talindert H., L, Cleo Magazine H. Dam of-

ZAGREB (Zabeel). 4 wins from 1200m to 2000m, A$427,685, MRC Naturalism S., L, 2d South Australian Derby, Gr.1.

Flying Dansino (Fusaichi Pegasus). Winner at 1100m, STC Franklins H., 3d AJC Gimcrack S., L. Dam of-

FLYING AWARD (Shamus Award). Winner at 2, A$114,250, VRC Anzac Day S., L, 2d MRC HDF McNeil S., Gr.3.

Leica Vista (Sir Tristram). 4 wins from 1350m to 2000m, VRC Collex Waste H., 3d VRC Matron S., L. Dam of-

MOON DRAGON (Danehill). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, A$332,800, VATC Sandown Guineas, Gr.2, VRC Great Western H., L, VATC Levante Classic H., 2d AJC Emancipation S., Gr.2, 3d MRC Angus Armanasco S., Gr.2, AJC Liverpool City Cup, Gr.3, 4th STC Queen of the Turf S., Gr.2, Millie Fox S., L. Producer.

NIBLICK (Encosta de Lago). 8 wins from 1300m to 2000m, A$452,925, VRC Sofitel H., L, 2d WATC RJ Peters S., Gr.3.

LEICA JEWEL (Best Western). Winner at 2, SAJC Balcrest S., L, 3d SAJC Lane Family Hotels H. Dam of-

REDDING (Nassipour). 3 wins from 1800m to 2500m, A$997,250, Victoria Derby, Gr.1, VRC Turnbull S., Gr.2, VATC Autumn Classic, Gr.3, 2d MVRC John F Feehan S., Gr.2, VRC Debonair S., L, Criterion H., L, 3d MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, Bill Stutt S., Gr.2, VATC Memsie S., Gr.2, 4th Australian Guineas, Gr.1, VATC Caulfield S., Gr.1, MVRC BMW Vase, Gr.3. Sire.

Pretence. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, STC Marrickville H. Dam of-

HEPTONSTALL (Octagonal). 5 wins to 1500m, A$204,900, Qld Tatt's RC Winter S., Gr.3, AJC Semaphore H., Safilo Eyewear H., 3d VATC Mercedes-Benz S., L. Producer.

Leica. Winner at 1500m in Aust. Dam of-

We Leica. 4 wins to 1350m, BTC Tulloch H. Dam of-

DELBRAE (Thunder Gulch). 11 wins from 1200m to 2200m, NZ$463,075, CJC Coupland's Bakeries Mile, Gr.2, Canterbury Gold Cup, Gr.3, Spring Classic H., L, Marton Cup, L, ARC Herald on Sunday H., Geraldine Cup, 2d Timaru Cup, L, 3d CJC Winter Cup, Gr.3.

Leica Light (Hennessy). 8 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$94,090, AJC Princesses Approve H., 3d Scone RC Dark Jewel Classic, L. Dam of-

BEIRUT (Lonhro). 8 wins at 1200m, A$270,900, SAJC Spring S., Gr.3, MRC H., Le Pine Funerals H., Cove Hotel H.

Lassiter's Cat. Unraced. Dam of-

SNITTY KITTY (Snitzel). 6 wins to 1100m, A$566,685, MRC Caulfield Sprint H., Gr.2, BRC Lightning H., L, MRC Changing Places Real Estate H., Italktravel P., 2d MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1, WJ Adams H., L, Scone RC Denise's Joy S., L, 4th ATC Galaxy H., Gr.1.

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