Mauritzfontein’s red hot resident stallion Ideal World has been enjoying a purple patch of late, with his recent runners including the 2019 G1 Sun Met winner Rainbow Bridge.
Ideal World’s great run of form this season continued over the weekend, when the close relative of pensioned champion sire Dansili was responsible for a trio of winners.
The Kingmambo son’s weekend treble kicked off when his gelded son Multi Gold notched up the fourth win of his career when scoring a courageous win over 2000m at Fairview on Friday.
The four-year-old, who has won or placed in seven of 13 outings, is trained by Sharon Kotzen and he was bred by Gauteng trainer Ormond Ferraris.
Ideal World, whose offspring also include the Equus Champions Smart Call and Hermoso Mundo, then notched up a quickfire double the following day, with his offsprint Cat Daddy and Emily Hobhouse scoring at Kenilworth and Turffontein respectively.
The 3yo Cat Daddy, his sire’s only runner at Kenilworth on Saturday, caught the eye when romping home to shed his maiden over 1400m by 1.5 lengths for trainer Glen Kotzen and jockey Bernard Fayd’Herbe.
Bred by the Gary Player Stud, Cat Daddy has now won or placed in four of only six outings.
Cat Daddy’s paternal half-sister Emily Hobhouse gave Ideal World with a quick double when she scored over 2600m for trainer Geoff Woodruff and jockey Chase Maujean at Turffontein. The Riethuiskraal Stud brd four-year-old hails from the famous E family and thus is bred on very similar lines to the Ideal World sired champion Hermoso Mundo.
Ideal World, whose champion dam Banks Hill is set to visit Galileo’s champion son Ulysses in 2019, is currently South Africa’s fourth Leading Sire, by stakes, for 2018-2019, with his offspring having already banked over R7 000 000 this season –placing him above such local sire standouts Dynasty, Gimmethegreenlight, and Trippi.