Merchant Navy walking

Debut Winner for Merchant Navy

Promising young sire Merchant Navy brought up winner number seven with a tough debut winner at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday in Diana’s Affair (2c Merchant Navy x Diana’s Star, by Northern Meteor).

Tackling 1200m at his first start, Diana’s Affair was let find his feet early by James Orman before producing a determined finish to out point early leader and short-priced favourite Big Sky Country.

The third foal of unraced Northern Meteor mare, Diana’s Star, Diana’s Affair was a $210,000 buy for Kelly Schweida from the Segenhoe Stud draft at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

Diana’s Star was served by So You Think last season.

Fastnet Rock’s Champion 3YO Sprinter, Merchant Navy stands this spring at $27,500.