Ideal World star maintains unbeaten record | Cape Breeders Club

Ideal World star maintains unbeaten record

8th Oct 2018

Mauritzfontein’s increasingly successful stallion Ideal World looks to have sired a really top class galloper in the form of Rainbow Bridge.
The latter, bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein, made it four wins from as many outings when romping home to an impressive victory in the G3 World Sports Betting Matchem Stakes at Durbanville on Saturday.

Rainbow Bridge

The four-year-old gelded Rainbow Bridge, one of two graded winners on Saturday for jockey Bernard Fayd’Herbe, defied a lay-off and a wide trip and stormed home to post his third graded victory, from just four starts, when scoring an emphatic 1.25 length win over New Caledonia, with last year’s Matchem winner, Our Mate Art back in third, and former G1 Cape Guineas hero Tap O’ Noth back in fourth place.

Trained by Eric Sands, Rainbow Bridge was a R300 000 buy from the 2016 National Yearling Sale.

The gelding, who looks a nailed on G1 prospect, had won the G3 Highlands Stud Winter Guineas and G3 Highlands Stud Winter Classic at his last two starts, but was having his first race in over four months on Saturday.

Out of the Jet Master mare Halfway To Heaven, Rainbow Bridge has now won R518 750 in prize money.

Smart Call

He was one of two winners on Saturday for his Listed Prix Pelleas winning sire Ideal World. The latter is also sire of uber tough mare Arte, who showed tremendous courage to get up to win a pinnacle stakes over 2600m at Turffontein. The five-year-old made it win number seven when downing front running Dromedaris to register a half-length victory for trainer Grant Maroun and breeder Oldlands Stud. Out of the Fort Wood mare Idler, Arte, whose placed efforts include a third in the 2018 Listed Spook Express Handicap, has now banked over R500 000 and she won’t stop here!

Ideal World, whose previous notable performers include Equus Champions Smart Call (also a G3 winner in Britain) and Hermoso Mundo, has a single lot on offer at the 2018 CTS Ready To Run Sale – a colt (Lot 66) who is a half-brother to five winners out of a ¾ sister to sire and French G3 winner Dalghar.

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