2021 Gold Coast National Yearling Sale

Lot: 1681

Type: Yearling
Vendor: Valiant Stud, Aberdeen, NSW (As Agent)
Sire: Merchant Navy (AUS)
Dam: Awoke (NZ)
Colour: Bay
Sex: Colt
DOB: 13 August 2019
Buyer: Julian Blaxland Bloodstock, QLD $20,000
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Account of VALIANT STUD (As Agent), Aberdeen, NSW.

Lot 1681 (97.50% GST)     BAY COLT   Stable V 8 Stable H 14

Foaled 13th August 2019                           Branded : nr sh; 3 over 9 off sh





Fastnet Rock



Piccadilly Circus

Royal Academy

Legally Bay




Last Tycoon




Rip Van Winkle


Sadler's Wells

Looking Back




Green Desert


Sir Tristram


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

AWOKE, by Rip Van Winkle. 3 wins-2 at 2-1150m to 1400m, $164,130, ATC Tab.com.au 2YO H., Tab.com.au H., 2d ATC NSW Racehorse Owners Association H., Pro IT H., 3d ATC Pluck at Vinery H., 4th ATC Flight S., Gr.1. Half-sister to CISMONTANE. This is her first foal.

2nd dam

VIVIANE, by Volksraad. Placed in NZ. Sister to Equuleus, half-sister to NIMUE, SIRSTACI, SMILING LIKE, (MR) EUROSTAR, Her Royal Highness, Usha, Ladystaci (dam of GREENMAILER). Dam of 8 named foals, all raced, 6 winners, inc:-

CISMONTANE (High Chaparral). 5 wins at 1600m, 2500m, $443,675, VRC Lexus S., Gr.3, MVRC McMahon's Dairy H., 2d ATC Davali Thoroughbreds H., Turf Club H., 3d Moonee Valley Gold Cup, Gr.2.

Steakandbearnaise. 4 wins 1200m to 1600m, $108,530, Murrumbidgee TC SDRA Country Championships Qualifier, 3d ATC Nova 96.9 Fitzy & Wippa H.

Sharema Feeling. Winner at 1200m, $145,150, HKJC Citi Rewards Credit Card H.

3rd dam

EUSTACI, by Sir Tristram. Winner at 1600m, 2d Waikato RC Te Pahu H. Half-sister to Lady Genesis (dam of KAPITAIN KASH, DANTE'S PARADISO). Dam of 14 foals, 13 to race, 11 winners, inc:-

SIRSTACI (Silver Dream). 9 wins 1200m to 1600m, $285,210, ARC Easter H., Gr.1, CJC Stewards' S.H., Gr.3, 2d ARC New Zealand S., Gr.1, WRC Jarden Mile, Gr.1, Telegraph H., Gr.1, ARC Rolls-Royce S., L.

NIMUE (Star Way). Top filly on The 1992-93 NZ 3YO Free H. 1993 Joint Wrightson Filly of the Year. 8 wins-2 at 2-1200m to 1600m, $183,032, New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. Dam of 9 winners-

Niniane (Casual Lies). Winner at 2 at 1000m, Otago RC Dunedin City Ford Juvenile S., 2d CJC South Island 2YO S., L. Grandam of-

COVENTINA BAY (Shamexpress). 8 wins-4 in succession-1200m to 1600m, $174,097, to 2020-21, WRC Cuddle S., Gr.3, 2d Waikato RC New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’S., Gr.1.

Ela Nimue. 2 wins at 1600m, 2000m in NZ. Dam of 2 winners-

DEANE MARTIN (Keeper). 6 wins 1600m to 2400m, $207,948, ATC Colin Stephen H., Gr.3, ARC Champion Stakes Prelude, L.

SMILING LIKE (Star Way). Champion Stayer in NZ in 2000-01. 7 wins 2000m to 3200m, Wellington Cup, Gr.1, New Zealand Cup, Gr.2. Grandam of-

BEL SORRISO (Keeper). 8 wins-2 at 2-1200m to 2200m, $171,062, WRC Thompson H., Gr.3, Parliamentary H., 2d WRC Trentham S., Gr.3.

(MR) EUROSTAR (Star Way). 11 wins-2 at 2-1200m to 2400m, $501,818, AJC Summer Cup, Gr.3, Cambridge Breeders' S., Gr.3.

Ladystaci. Winner at 2100m in NZ. Dam of 5 winners-

GREENMAILER (Star Way). Winner at 2000m, STC Kingston Town S., Gr.3, 2d AJC Surrey Hills H., Edensor Park H.



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