Worthy Opponent

Worthy Opponent

Sire: Fighting Sun

Dam: Meritous

Colour: Bay

Gender: Gelding

Age: 3 year old

Foaled: Sep 21st, 2015

Country: Australia


Mrs D J Armstrong, N W Kelly, Mrs K Grossek, Mrs S Ridgway, Mrs J Collins & Mrs S Hayward

Career Record: 3-0-0-0

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Bay geldingFoaled in 2015

SireNorthern MeteorEncosta de LagoFairy King
FIGHTING SUN (AUS) ExplosiveFappiano
2011Irish DarlingIvory's IrishBest Western
  Sandy DarlingGeiger Counter
DamDanehillDanzigNorthern Dancer
MERITOUS (AUS) RazyanaHis Majesty
1997InjectMaraudingSir Tristram
  WorthLuskin Star

FIGHTING SUN (AUS) (Bay 2011-Stud 2014). 2 wins at 2, A$143,750, ATC Canonbury S., L, Membership on Sale 2YO P. Out of SW Irish Darling (SAJC Australasian Oaks, Gr.1). Grandson of a half-sister to the dam of SW Dragon Maiden (Taranaki 2YO Classic, Gr.3). Same family as SW Battle Eve, SW King Delamere, etc. Sire of SW Chess Star (MVRC Valley Pearl, L), SP Platinum Mam'selle and of Fighting Harada, Miss Scorcher, Naduri, Sunfighter and of the placegetters Darmasun, Meteor Rising, Ordell, Samurai Queen, Timandjack, etc. His oldest progeny are 2YOs.


1st dam

MERITOUS, by Danehill. Unraced. Dam of nine named foals, seven to race, six winners, inc:-

Worth a Ransom (g. by Red Ransom). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, A$330,460, VRC VOBIS Gold Reef S., Wangaratta TC RJ Hoysted Memorial Gold Eldorado, 2d MRC Manfred S., Gr.3, 3d MRC VOBIS Gold Sprint.

Merits Respect (f. by General Nediym). 4 wins to 1100m, TRC Tatt's Park Function Centre H., 3d MRC Powersource Global 2YO P., MVRC Essendon Mazda 55 Second Challenge 2YO H., TRC Myer Fashions on the Field H., Andrew Jones Travel H., National Jockey Trust H.

Aprisa (f. by Viscount). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1050m, A$115,480, SAJC Allan Scott Park Morphettville H., VRC Bulban H., MRC Bint Marscay 2YO H., Heathmont 2YO H., 2d MRC Acorn 2YO H., Danzero P., SAJC New Jeep Wrangler H., 3d SAJC Congratulations Steven Arnold H. Dam of-

Apriano. 8 wins to 1200m, A$122,285, to 2017-18, TRC Prairie Contracting Services H., TTC Balmoral on York H., Jack Chambers H., Dolly's Dream Foundation H., Autobarn H., Luxbet H., 2d TRC Raine & Horne Autumn H., TTC Ross Martin H., TRC Schweppes H., TTC Marshall Batteries H., 3d TRC Australian Trainers Association H., TTC Old Virgillians Association H.

Mr Bellagio. 3 wins at 1000m, 1350m to 2017-18, BRC Gallopers Sports Club H., Events H., 3d BRC Weddings P.

Cash Appraisal. Winner at 1200m in Aust.

Cosmic Challenge (f. by Galileo). 2 wins at 1400m, 1500m, 3d MVRC Nye H.

Marrock (g. by Pluck). 2 wins at 1100m, 1400m to 2017-18 in Aust.

Academy Winner (f. by Royal Academy). Winner at 1000m in Aust. Dam of-

Lease of Life. Winner at 900m in 2016-17 in Aust.


2nd dam

Inject, by Marauding. Placed, 2d VRC Hilton on the Park S., Gr.3. Sister to Reprisal - Mighty Kincsem (Mal.), three-quarter-sister to BURST, Evader - Helene Honour (H.K.). Dam of 12 foals, 9 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

Param. 6 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, BTC FM 104 Triple M H., QTC Royal Paree H., 3d Qld Tatt's RC Interforms Printing H.

Spare That Tree. 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m, 2d SAJC Cadbury Chocolates 2YO P.

Star Revundo. 4 wins to 1400m in Aust.

Worthy Quest. 3 wins from 1200m to 2000m in Aust.

Hypodermiss. 2 wins at 2000m, 2050m in Aust. Dam of-

Missvonn (Teofilo). 3 wins from 1200m to 1900m, A$181,085, ATC Hyland Race Colours H., 2d ATC Adrian Knox S., Gr.3.

Crooked Blaze. 8 wins-1 at 2-to 1350m, A$212,060, to 2017-18, ATC McGrath Estate Agents H., 2d ATC More Than Ready 2YO H., Scone RC Turangga Farm H., 3d ATC Next Galaxy H., TAB Quaddie 2YO H., Inglis Bonus H.

Our Celladoor. 2 wins at 1400m, ATC Big Sports Breakfast H., SAJC Adelaide Casino H., 2d ATC TAB Iphone App H., 3d VRC Trevor Clarke H.


3rd dam

WORTH, by Luskin Star. 4 wins-3 at 2-to 1200m, VATC Blue Diamond Prelude, L, AJC Sledmere H., MVRC Merri H., STC Botanical Gardens H., 2d VRC Pure-Pak S., Gr.1, 3d VATC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, 4th AJC Silver Shadow S., Gr.3, VATC Blue Diamond Prelude, L. Sister to Unrest (dam of RESTIVE), three-quarter-sister to Best Effort (dam of ALLEZ FRANCE), half-sister to ARTIST MAN, SUDDEN (dam of BURST), Crab Apple, Victoria Cross (dam of VICTORY PRINCE). Dam of 11 foals, 9 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

Reprisal - Mighty Kincsem (Mal.) (Marauding). 3 wins at 1200m in Aust. and Malaysia, Selangor TC Class 1 H., 2d Singapore TC Class 1 H., 3d Selangor Gold Cup, L, Singapore TC Class 1 H., AJC Wiggle H.

Inject (Marauding). Placed. See above.

Graphic. 13 wins to 1550m, A$135,285, AJC Sedgwick Abrahams H., ES Playfair Welter H., Birdcage Welter H., Sunnybrook Travelodge H., STC Soul Pattinson Trade Show Welter H., Truscott's Toyota Welter H., Truscotts H., 2d STC Strathfield Welter H., Willoughby Legions Welter H., 3d AJC Birdcage Welter H., Jack Jarvis Welter H., 4th AJC Liverpool City Cup, Gr.3.


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