Mauritzfontein Stud’s promising sire Ideal World has enjoyed a fine patch of late, being represented by five winners in the past seven days.
The son of Kingmambo, whose first crop are now three, is the sire of classy two-year-old Persian Rug who made it two out of two at Scottsville last week. Persian Rug’s win was followed by Peep Show collecting his third win at the Vaal, while paternal half sister Uletide broke her maiden in convincing fashion last weekend.
Uletide was one of two winners for Ideal World last Saturday, with Eina another daughter of the sire to score at Turffontein.
Ideal World’s latest winner came in the form of the Alec Laird trained Arabian Beat, who broke his maiden over 2000m at the Vaal on Tuesday afternoon.
Bred by Ascot Stud, Arabian Beat is the 23rd first crop winner for his sire. Ideal World’s first crop has produced 38 runners to date, of which 30 have either won or finished in the money.
This first crop has produced four stakes horses to date, including the classic placed filly Patchit Up Baby and Smart Call, as well as G3 East Cape Derby third My World.
With the unbeaten Persian Rug highlighting his second crop’s potential, Ideal World looks to be a stallion with a very bright future.
A stakes winning son of Kingmambo and champion racemare Banks Hill, Ideal World is closely related to successful sires Dansili, Cacique and Champs Elysees, and this is also the family of recent G1 Qipco 2000 Guineas winner Gleneagles. The latter, a son of Galileo, will be bidding to make it a classic double this weekend when he lines up in Saturday’s G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas.