Mauritzfontein’s red-hot resident sire Ideal World has enjoyed a fantastic season in 2017-2018, and the son of Kingmambo had another memorable weekend when responsible for a treble of winners.
Ideal World’s treble included an eye catching 2yo stakes winner in the form of the Wilgerbosdrift/Mauritzfontein bred Coral Bay, who downed some highly regarded fillies to win the Listed Kenilworth Fillies Nursery at Kenilworth on Saturday.
Trained by Glen Kotzen, and ridden to victory by Robert Khathi, Coral Bay broke her maiden in impressive fashion when staying on smartly to land the 1200m feature by three parts of a length, over Santa Clara and tote favourite Nous Voila.
The filly, who is out of the Fort Wood mare Bonze, was a bargain R60 000 buy from the 2017 Cape Yearling Sale, and Coral Bay looks to have a bright future ahead of her.
She is the second stakes winning 2yo filly for Ideal World this season, with the latter also responsible for G3 Strelitzia Stakes winner Inverroche. Ideal World also has a very smart looking two-year-old filly in the form of Helen’s Ideal, who recently romped home to a 4.75 length win on debut over 1200 metres.
Other winners for Ideal World over the weekend included former Kimberley Star and Arte. The former, who won the Champion Juvenile Cup in 2017, picked up the fourth win of his career when scoring over1600m on Friday, while the ever game Oldlands Stud bred Arte scored the fifth win of her career when victorious at Turffontein on Sunday.
Ideal World, whose star runners this season include unbeaten G3 Winter Guineas/G3 Winter Classic winner Rainbow Bridge, could be well represented in both the G3 Track And Ball Derby and G3 Track And Ball Oaks. His sons Wild Brier and Cape Speed (who won the Derby in 2016) are both entered for the R300 000 Track And Ball Derby, while daughters Onesie, Shirley Valentine and Royal Utopia are all entered for the Oaks.
Closely related to recently pensioned star sire Dansili, Ideal World has seven lots on offer at next month’s KZN Yearling Sale.