Mauritzfontein’s successful sire Ideal World has been enjoying a prolific run of success this season, and the regally bred son of Kingmambo was at it again on Greyville on Sunday.
Ideal World’s progeny won races four, six and seven to give their sire an impressive treble on the day.
First of the Ideal World sired runners to score on Sunday was talented four-year-old filly Ideal Winter, who defied 60 kgs to score her fifth win (from just 11 starts) , when victorious, over the regally bred Osprey, in a fillies and mares handicap over 1600m.
Trained by Gavin Van Zyl, Ideal Winter (who has won her last two in a row) was a R130 000 buy from the 2015 CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale.
Out of the Western Winter mare Westerns, the Ten Einde Farm bred Ideal Winter is bred on the same Ideal World/Western Winter cross as former Oaks winner Zante.
Second Ideal World to score on Sunday was the Paul Lafferty trained Dark Moon Rising, who picked up his third career when romping to a five length win over 1600m.
Ideal World’s third and final Sunday Greyville winner came when the Mauritzfontein bred and owned Hero Quest justified favouritism when romping to a 4.5 length win for trainer Brett Crawford over 2200m. The consistent five-year-old, only once unplaced from 12 races, has now finished first or second in each of his last four outings.
A son of the great sire Kingmambo, and out of a champion sister to outstanding sire Dansili, Ideal World, whose son Kimberley Star ran third in Friday’s Listed Ibhyai Stakes, has enjoyed considerable success at stud already, with his notable runners including Equus Champions Smart Call and Hermoso Mundo.
He has another excellent draft on offer at the 2018 National Yearling Sale, with his 20 strong draft including a full-brother to Syringa Handicap winner Persian Rug (Lot 3), a half-sister to G1 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes winner Nightingale (Lot 5), and a half-sister to G2 Umkhomazi Stakes winner Harry Lime –whose dam is a half-sister to recent G2 Hawaii Stakes winner Will Pays (Lot 8).