Mauritzfontein’s successful sire Ideal World enjoyed another memorable weekend, when the blue blooded Kingmambo son was represented by a trio of winners.
Ideal World’s South African treble included a very impressive debut winner, in the form of Rainbow Bridge.
The latter, supported down to 26-10 tote favouritism, made a winning debut when scoring over 1200m at Kenilworth on Saturday.
Ridden by Richard Fourie, the Eric Sands trained 3yo gelding romped home to score an eye catching 2.25 length win and he looks a decent prospect.
Rainbow Bridge, who was bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, was a R300 000 buy from the 2016 National Yearling Sale.
His sire was also responsible for Multi Gold, who broke his maiden over 2200m on Friday as well as the progressive looking Dark Moon Rising.
The latter, Ideal World’s only runner at Greyville on Sunday, made it back to back wins when winning a good race for trainer Paul Lafferty over 1800m at Greyville.
Bred by Dr Ian Heyns, Dark Moon Rising has now won four times and this four-year-old looks sure to build on his latest success.
Dark Moon Rising holds an entry for the Listed Sledgehammer, which is due to be run at Scottsville on April 22nd.
His sire Ideal World, whose dam won the 2001 G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly& Mare Turf by five and a half lengths, is sire of numerous high class performers headed by Equus Champions Hermoso Mundo and Smart Call.