The progeny of Mauritzfontein Stud’s promising young sire Ideal World have made a tremendous impression over the past few months.
From the likes of G1 Woolavington 2000 winner Smart Call, to unlucky G1 third Persian Rug, Ideal World’s offspring have been faring well around the country and winning good races on both turf and dirt.
Latest of the Ideal World fillies to make a good impression was the nicely bred Free State who made a winning debut over 1000m on Sunday.
Backed from 33-1 to start a 33-10 chance, the Wendy Whitehead filly simply outclassed her rivals to win by two and a quarter lengths at Scottsville, and this full sister to recent G3 Diana Stakes third Fear Not looks a really smart filly in the making.
The Mauritzfontein Stud bred Free State, who is out of the Diesis mare Koffiefontein, was a bargain buy at last year’s Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale where she cost just R50 000 –and she definitely looks to have been a tremendous bargain buy at the price.
Ideal World, who hails from the same female line as this season’s QIPCO 2000 Guineas winner Gleneagles among others,
The son of Kingmambo and champion Banks Hill has no fewer than seven black type performers in his first crop. They include the millionaire Smart Call, recent feature race winner Peep Show and Zimbabwe Oaks winner Fig Jam among others.
Ideal World has a single lot on offer at Sunday’s CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale – a filly from the same family as top class females Banbury (G3 Fillies Mile), Colonial Girl (G1 Gold Cup) and Dog Rose (G2 Fillies Guineas).