Mauritzfontein Stud’s exciting young sire Ideal World looks to have a cracking two-year-old on his hands in the form of Persian Rug.
The latter made it two out of two at Scottsville on Wednesday, when she maintained her unbeaten record with an emphatic one and a three quarter length win in a maiden juvenile plate over 1400m.
Owned by Messrs Kotzen and Jell, Persian Rug was produced by the Fort Wood mare Queen Of Persia. The filly, who looks destined for bigger and better things, is only the third runner to have emerged from Ideal World’s current crop of juveniles.
To date, two of Ideal World’s two-year-olds this season have won or finished in the money – and the son of Kingmambo seems to be continuing the good start he made with his first crop.
Ideal World, whose close relative Dansili has sired no fewer than 19 individual G1 winners including sensational young sire Zoffany, has no fewer than four first crop stakes horses, including the classic placed fillies Patchit Up Baby and Smart Call, as well as My World, who ran third in Sunday’s G3 SW Security Solutions SA East Cape Derby.
A high class Group Two horse who ran French Derby winner Vision D’Etat to a head in the G2 Prix Niel, Ideal World’s sire Kingmambo has been in cracking form as a sire of sires of late, with his sons Archipenko, King Kamehameha, Lemon Drop Kid and Mambo In Seattle all represented by Grade/Group One winners in the past 12 months.
Another son of Kingmambo, Thewayyouare, ended last season as New Zealand’s Leading First Crop Sire by stakes, while Thewayyouare’s first Northern Hemisphere crop produced the top-class Toast Of New York, who has earned more than $2.3 million in stakes thus far.