High Opinion

Sire: Lord Jim
Dam: Kerzaz
Colour: Bay
Gender: Gelding
Age: 7 year old
Foaled: Sep 21st, 2011
Country: Australia
Silks: Mint Green, Ch In White Diamond, White Sleeves, Mint Diamonds, Quartered Cap


C A & Mrs S M Hardy, D V & Mrs S A Redgrove

Career Record: 39 - 6 - 9 - 6

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    15.4 %
  • Place
    38.5 %





Bay or Brown geldingFoaled in 2011

SireLodeMr. ProspectorRaise a Native
LORD JIM (ARG) Grand LuxeSir Ivor
KERZAZ (AUS) Lee's BidTawfiq
2001AdirondaAdirondack HolmeNoholme
  Glimmer of HopeLe Cordonnier

LORD JIM (ARG) (Bay 1997-Stud 2005). Champion 2YO colt in Argentina in 1999. 4 wins-3 at 2-at 1600m in Arg, San Isidro G.P. Raul y Raul E. Chevalier, Gr.1, G.P. Gran Criterium, Gr.1, G.P. Dos Mil Guineas, Gr.1, 2d San Isidro G.P. Jockey Club, Gr.1, Santa Anita San Marino H., L, 3d San Isidro G.P. Miguel A. Martinez de Hoz, Gr.1. Half-brother to SW Little Jim (Palermo G.P. Montevideo, Gr.1). Sire of SP High Opinion and of Lord Durante, Mister Baldock, Lord Zof, I've Got Chins, Lord Peter, Perfect Jay, Lady Oddsox, Lady Jubilee, Tuan, Lord Carter, Lord Hendrix and of the placegetters Barmaid From Wye, Lord Mij, Chook Catcher, Dami, etc.


1st dam

KERZAZ, by Arena. Raced twice. Dam of three named foals, all raced, two winners, inc:-

High Opinion (g. by Lord Jim). 4 wins. See below.

Key Victory (f. by Good Journey). Winner at 1100m in Philippines.


2nd dam

ADIRONDA, by Adirondack Holme. Winner at 1400m in Aust. Dam of 13 foals, 10 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

Grey Riff. 5 wins-4 at 2-at 1200m, 1300m, A$110,565, AJC Stan Lamond 2YO H., Seven Hills/Toongabbie RSL H., STC AUF Fruit & Vegetable Association 2YO H., East Hills View Club H., Grand Marnier 2YO H., 2d AJC Tim Sweeny H., Souths Juniors Matraville RSL H., STC Hollywood Park H., Windsor Downs Estate H., Team Castrol H., 3d AJC Punters Choice 10th Anniversary H., STC Albion Hotel Flying Welter H. Dam of-

Eternal Fun. 5 wins from 1400m to 1800m, HK$3,421,890, HKJC Lok Ma Chau H., Com 21 H., River Avon H., Indian Recreation Club Challenge Cup, Mei Lam H., 2d HKJC Wah Fu H., Jiangxi H., Tai Wo H., Sai Kung H., 3d HKJC Forbes Cup, The Legend of Lady Yang H., Peel H., Yunnan H., Albert H., Begonia H., Broom H., Mount Cameron H.

Riff's Lad. 3 wins to 1250m, STC Winning Edge Presentations H., 3d STC Vodka Cruiser Series H.

Meritas Grey. 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m in Aust. Dam of-

So Priceless. 4 wins to 1300m in Aust.

Covered in Grey. 2 wins at 1300m, 1400m in Aust.

The Bad Fairy. Unraced. Dam of-

Schmoo. 6 wins to 1300m, A$94,490, BRC The Good Guys H., 2d STC Furniture One Group H., Theraces.com.au H., 3d STC Jacob's Creek H.

Springdingo. 4 wins to 1200m, 2d AJC Ajc.com.au H., 3d STC Bride to be Diamond Day H., Sydney Confidential Ladies Day H.

Sally Sourapple. 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m in Aust.

Cu Chulainn. 4 wins at 1400m, 1600m in Aust.

Aconite. 2 wins at 1100m, 1250m in Aust.

Sparkleshark. Winner at 1000m in Aust. Dam of-

Stand High. Winner at 1500m in Korea.

Charjon. Winner at 1000m in Aust. Dam of-

Subjude. 6 wins at 1000m, 1200m in Aust.

Ellen Sunshine. Placed in Aust.


3rd dam

GLIMMER OF HOPE, by Le Cordonnier. Winner at 2, VATC Corinella H. Sister to Fairy Ribbons. Dam of 7 foals, 5 to race, all winners, inc:-

Golden Glimmer. 11 wins-8 at 2-to 1300m, BATC TM Ahern S., STC Bennelong S., 2d STC Copper Canyon H. Sire.

Royal Deputy. 7 wins from 1200m to 1600m, BATC Lennons Hotel H., Charlton Boy H., Qld Tatt's RC Fosters Light H., QTC Moreton Hire H., 3d BATC Wilkes H. H., QTC Laurent-Perrier H.

Kaorugo. 6 wins to 1500m, WATC McInerney Ford Welter H., Graduation S., 2d WATC Graduation S., 3d WATC Magic Welter H. Sire.

Haverford. 5 wins from 1300m to 1600m in Aust.


4th dam

GOLDEN FAY, by Todman. 2 wins at 7f, AJC Novice H., 2d STC 2YO H., Punchbowl S., 3d AJC 2YO H. Three-quarter-sister to Tornadic. Dam of 9 named foals, all raced, 8 winners, inc:-

Fairy Ribbons (Le Cordonnier). Winner at 1200m, 2d VATC Debutante S., Gr.3, 3d VRC Ottawa S., L, 4th VRC Maribyrnong Trial S., L. Dam of-

Fairy Dreams (Family Ties). 5 wins from 1600m to 2000m, A$112,675, AJC Dunfermline H., VRC Ron Barassi H., VATC How Now S.H., STC Team Castrol H., VATC De la Salle Collegian H., 2d MVRC Tesio S., L, Alister H., VATC Regal Wench H., 3d VRC Lone Pine H., Herbs and Spices H., Edith Cavell H. Producer.

Eden Grove. Winner at 1600m, AJC Evening Peal H., 2d AJC King Brian 2YO H., 3d AJC Duncan Armstrong 2YO H., STC Fairyhouse H. Dam of-

VICTORY GROVE (Victory Note). 3 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, A$195,430, GCTC Ken Russell Memorial Classic, L, Qld Tatt's RC Hardy Brothers Jewellers H., QTC Copperama 2YO H., 2d BTC Ray Munro Starlet 2YO H., QTC River 94.9 Tile Wizards H., API Leisure & Lifestyle H., 3d QTC River 94.9 & Sunstate Confectionary H., Love Me Mangoes 2YO H., 4th BTC Golden S., L. Producer.

Glimmer of Hope. Winner. See above.


Race Record: 23 Starts 4-6-3 A$111,750.

4 wins from 1200m to 2000m, A$111,750, to 2015-16, 2d Albury Gold Cup, L, 3d Murrumbidgee TC SDA Country Championship Qualifier.