Mauritzfontein Stud’s successful young sire Ideal World enjoyed a Thursday double at Kenilworth, when a pair of his daughters scored for trainers Glen Kotzen and Brett Crawford respectively.
Ideal World’s first winner came in the form of Shangri La, with that Dr Ian Heynes bred filly scoring a comfortable 1.25 length win (at just the third time of asking) over 1800m.
Out of the Fort Wood mare Chica, Shangri La was a R280 000 buy from the 2014 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
Her paternal half-sister Louisiana made it back to back wins when running out a courageous winner of 1600m. Well ridden by Corne Orffer, Louisiana ran on strongly to prevail by a head from last season’s Listed Irridescence Stakes winner Captain Gambler.
Out of the Silvano mare Southern Pine, Louisiana (now a three time winner) was bred by the Mauritzfontein Stud.
Her sire Ideal World has enjoyed consistent success since retiring to stud. His first crop (which includes 9 stakes horses), produced Equus Champion, and triple G1 winner, Smart Call, while his second crop contains the likes of Derby winner Cape Speed and G1 filly Persian Rug.
A G2 son of the great sire Kingmambo, Ideal World’s champion, and G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf winning dam Banks Hill, is a full sister to outstanding sire Dansili. The latter was recently represented by his 20th individual G1 winner when daughter Queens’ Trust won the recent Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita.
Ideal World has just one lot on offer at the upcoming CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale –
Lot 220 – a full sister to a winner, and a half sister to a stakes placed winner of four, this filly (bred on a similar cross to Smart Call) is out of a half sister to the dam of G2 winner Phunyuka and this is the same family as local legend Politician and European classic winner, and Derby sire, Ragusa