First Grade One winner for Mambo In Seattle
Moutonshoek’s exciting young first crop sire Mambo In Seattle was represented by his first Grade One winner on Gold Cup day this past Saturday.
His daughter Same Jurisdiction scored a thrilling short head win in the Gr1 Thekwini Stakes, getting a narrow verdict over the very game Gr1 SA Nursery winner Carry On Alice.
Both the first and second in the Thekwini were bred by Klawervlei – who are on course to win the Breeders Championship for the 2013-2014 season. Saturday’s result was a double boon for Klawervlei, as both Same Jurisdiction and Carry On Alice look likely to be nominated for the Equus Champion 2YO Filly award.
Same Jurisdiction, who is trained by her part-owner Duncan Howells has now won three of her four outings, and earned over R1 million in prize money.
The filly, who is out of the winning Captain Al mare Diana De Carlo, was pinhooked for R25 000 by Riverton Stud at the 2012 Cape Mare and Weanling Sale and was subsequently sold for R270 000 at the 2013 Suncoast Casino KZN Yearling Sale.
Interestingly enough, Same Jurisdiction is inbred to the great mare Lassie Dear (third dam of Mambo In Seattle and dam of Al Mufti – the sire of the filly’s broodmare sire Captain Al).
Same Jurisdiction is one of four first crop winners for Mambo In Seattle, who currently ranks as one of South Africa’s leading first crop sires by prize money. To date, Mambo’s juveniles have earned over R1.35 million, and he looks a really exciting addition to the South African stallion band.
A stakes winning son of world leading sire Kingmambo (also sire of Mauritzfontein’s promising first crop sire Ideal World), Mambo In Seattle was beaten a short head in the 2008 Gr1 Travers Stakes. He was also placed, behind dual Horse Of The Year Curlin, in the 2008 Gr1 Jockey Club Gold Cup.
Mambo In Seattle’s Gr1 placed dam Weekend In Seattle (by Seattle Slew) is a full-sister to dual US Champion sire A P Indy and a half-sister to successful, but now deceased, South African sire Tiger Ridge.
He looks another exciting member of a family whose descendants include the 2014 Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist, champion US sire Raja Baba and leading SA sires Al Mufti, Sportsworld and Tiger Ridge.