The progeny of Mauritzfontein Stud’s resident sire Ideal World have been firing on all cylinders recently. When Smart Call landed Saturday’s G2 Bradlows/Morkels Ipi Tombe Challenge, she became her sire’s sixth winner in the last 12 days. Other recent winners for Ideal World include Worth Ethic (who won by 10.75 lengths at Greyville), and promising three-year-old Milla’s World.
Bred and owned by Mauritzfontein, Smart Call has been an outstanding performer thus far. Her win in Saturday’s G2 contest pushed the Alec Laird trained four-year-old’s earnings to over R1.3 million. Winner of last season’s G1 Woolavington 2000, the four time winning Smart Call is now likely to be aimed at the G1 Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes next year.
Smart Call is one of seven stakes horses to have emerged from Ideal World’s first crop. Others include the Oaks placed Patchit Up Baby, Listed winner Peep Show, Zimbabwe Oaks heroine Fig Jam, and G3 Diana Stakes third Fear Not.
Another smart runner to have emerged from Ideal World’s first crop is My World, a game winner over 2000m on Saturday and a likely contender for the G3 Cape Summer Stayers Handicap. To date, 28 of 42 runners have won from this crop.
Ideal World also has some extremely promising sorts in his second crop –they include Persian Rug (an unlucky third in the G1 Thekwini Stakes), and unbeaten filly Free State.
A stakes winning son of Kingmambo (also sire of leading stallions King Kamehameha, King’s Best and Lemon Drop Kid), Ideal World is out of multiple champion and Breeders Cup winner Banks Hill –a full sister to outstanding European sire Dansili.
This is also the female line of 2015 QIPCO 2000 Guineas winner Gleneagles, and the outstanding racehorse and sire Giant’s Causeway.