Fourth winner for Mambo In Seattle
Moutonshoek’s exciting young sire Mambo In Seattle was represented by his fourth first crop winner this week, when Mystic Express won her first race at the Vaal on Tuesday.
The Paul Peter trained 2yo made all to win by two lengths over 1600m, with a distance of six lengths further back to the third horse home.
Mystic Express, who was bred by Wicklow Stud, has now won or been placed in six of her ten outings.
Out of the Joshua Dancer mare Lapis Lazuli (a half-sister to dual Horse Of The Year Variety Club), Mystic Express was a R220 000 buy at the 2013 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
Mystic Express is the fourth winner for her sire, following the likes of KZN Yearling Sale Million winner Same Jurisdiction, Motivate Mambo and The Royal Rumba.
Mambo In Seattle is currently South Africa’s leading first crop sire, following Tuesday’s winner.
Placed in both the Gr1 Travers Stakes and Gr1 Jockey Club Gold Cup, Mambo In Seattle (Kingmambo – Weekend In Seattle) is from the same family as leading sires A P Indy, Lemon Drop Kid, Al Mufti, Sportsworld and former champion US sire Raja Baba, to name but a few.