Mauritzfontein Stud’s superbly bred young sire Ideal World has made a cracking start to his stud career.
To date, Ideal World’s first crop (now four) include 28 winners (from 42 runners) and six individual stakes performers.
This tally include the mighty filly Smart Call, an impressive winner of Saturday’s G1 Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes.
Bred and owned by Mauritzfontein Stud, Smart Call drew clear to down last year’s Paddock Stakes winner Inara by two lengths. She accounted for no fewer than ten stakes winners in victory, with Smart Call’s beaten rivals including Same Jurisdiction (G1 Garden Province Stakes), Pine Princess (G1 SA Oaks), and Gallica Rose (G2 Gold Bracelet).
The Alec Laird trained filly, well ridden by jockey Weichong Marwing, is now oncourse to run in the R2.5 million J&B Met at the end of the month, and may travel to Santa Anita for the Breeders’ Cup at the end of this year.
Smart Call, who is out of the Horse Chestnut mare Good Judgement (and is thus bred on the remarkably successful Kingmambo/Sadler’s Wells cross), has now won six times and just under R2 million in stakes. Saturday’s win was Smart Call’s third black type victory, with the filly having won last season’s G1 Woolavington 2000 and this season’s G2 Ipi Tombe Challenge.
Her sire Ideal World (whose 17 individual sophomore winners include the unbeaten Free State and G1 filly Persian Rug) won four times in France including the Listed Prix Pelleas, and finished second to French Derby winner Vision D’Etat in the G2 Prix Niel.
One of more than 80 stakes winners for outstanding sire Kingmambo, Ideal World is out of Breeders’ Cup winning champion Banks Hill.
The sire has five well related lots on sale at next month’s Val De Vie Yearling Sale:
Lot 10 –a filly with a stunning pedigree (and bred on the marvellous Kingmambo/Sadler’s Wells cross), she is out of a full sister to champion Monyela and a three parts sister to Horse Of The Year and successful sire Horse Chestnut.
Lot 27 – this filly is out of a winning Tiger Ridge half sister to G1 Champions Cup winner African Lou and stakes winning speedster Mary Lou.
Lot 43 – a colt with a definite stallion’s pedigree, he is out of a daughter of champion sire Fort Wood and from the family of another champion SA sire in Western Winter. Inbred to the legendary breed shaping sire Mr Prospector.
Lot 89 – out of a three time winning daughter of Strike Smartly (damsire of G1 winner Guiness), this filly’s relatives include the outstanding filly Crimson Palace, winner of South Africa’s G1 Paddock Stakes and victorious in the G1 Beverly D Stakes in North America.
Lot 104 – another well bred filly, she is out of a three time winning Fort Wood half sister to smart stakes winner Animated. The family of G1 winning female Soft Landing.