Brilliant four-year-old filly Smart Call, a daughter of Mauritzfontein Stud’s blue blooded resident sire Ideal World, is currently one of the highest rated horses in the world.
The Mauritzfontein bred filly, a triple Grade One winner, was given a rating of 119 on the Longines Best Racehorse Rankings –which places the 2016 G1 J&B Met winner just two pounds behind currently world’s number one California Chrome.
The latter, a former US Horse Of The Year and Kentucky Derby winner, is currently favourite to win the G1 Dubai World Cup at the end of the month. California Chrome shares the top spot with Japanese champion Duramente and 2015 G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes hero Postponed, an impressive recent winner of the G3 Dubai City Of Gold.
Smart Call’s rating of 119 places her equal to such G1 winners as Designs On Rome, Chautauqua and Contentment and above such top class performers as Nyquist, Turn Me Loose, and Japonisme.
Ironically, the next best South African bred horse is Legal Eagle (who is by Smart Call’s relative Greys Inn). The latter, winner of the 2016 G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and bred by Avontuur, has a rating of 117.
Currently in quarantine and on her way to the 2016 Breeders’ Cup, Smart Call has won four of five outings in 2015-2016, headed by impressive wins in both the G1 Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes and G1 J&B Met.
In total, the Alec Laird trained filly has won seven of 16 outings and over R3.4 million in stakes.
Her sire Ideal World, a stakes winning son of Kingmambo and Breeders’ Cup champion Banks Hill, has nine yearlings on offer at the National Sale, set to take place in Germiston on April 27-29th.
Lot 74 –this filly, whose dam, by world leading broodmare sire Spectrum, won three, received a major boost to her pedigree when close relative Heaps Of Fun won the G2 Gauteng Fillies Guineas. Other notable performers on this page includes champions In The Fast Lane and Trademark, as well as US Gr3 winning filly Consumer Credit
Lot 78 – a half sister to 2 winners, this filly is out of a daughter of two champions (Fantastic Light and Esperada) and is from the famed E family, which is responsible for such outstanding fillies as Ecurie, Escoleta Fitz and former Horse Of The Year Empress Club
Lot 122 –out of a G3 winning daughter of seven time champion sire Jet Master, this colt’s second dam is an eight time winning daughter of successful broodmare sire Rambo Dancer (damsire of G1 winners Love Struck and Seal)
Lot 183 – this regally bred colt is out of an eight time stakes winning daughter of Var, and a full sister to G1 performer Valeta (dam of promising Egoli Mile winner Val Et Al) and July placed Chesalon. His second dam is none other than G1 Majorca Stakes winner Sarabande –a daughter of champion sprinter Goldmark
Lot 253 – a filly with plenty of paddock value, this filly is a half sister to 5 winners, including Equus Champion and G1 Vodacom Durban July winner Heavy Metal, and this is the top family of such stand out fillies as G1 winning 2yo For The Lads, Skin Tight and Tight Drums
Lot 302 – inbred to Danzig (as are over 30 G1 winners worldwide), this colt is out of G3 Magnolia Handicap winner Run Angel Run and he hails from the same family as ill-fated champion Aquanaut and the latter’s classic winning half brother Agitator. The mighty Drohsky female line responsible for such stars as Bold Speed, Ocean City, Sea Cottage, Senor Santa, Warning Zone and recent Aus G3 winner Pittsburgh Flyer
Lot 318 – out of a winning daughter of champion sire Jallad and stakes winning 2yo Miss Mischief, this filly is from the family of ill-fated US G1 winner Citronnade –who, like this filly on offer, is by a son of the mighty Kingmambo
Lot 320 – out of a Western Winter half sister to 3 stakes winners, including champion Monyela, as well as the dam of this season’s Cape Classic winner Eighth Wonder, this filly is from the family of the legendary Horse Chestnut –who is broodmare sire of Ideal World’s great daughter Smart Call
Lot 386 – this well related filly, a full sister to 2 winners, is an own sister to the stakes winner Peep Show, and hails from the family of G1 winners Colonial Girl, English Garden and Lord Shirldor, as well as promising 3yo filly and recent feature race winner Peggy Jay