Mauritzfontein Stud’s promising young sire Ideal World was back in the news this week, after the son of Kingmambo had a mid-week double at Greyville on Wednesday.
First of the Ideal World progeny to score was Irish Pride, who picked up the third win of his career when justifying favouritism in a handicap over 1400m.
Bred by Mauritzfontein, Irish Pride (a R240 000 purchase from the 2014 Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale), is out of the dual winning Fort Wood mare Celtic Cross, and is from the same family as current Vodacom Durban July hope Marinaresco.
Ideal World’s second winner on Wednesday came in the form of Smart World, who romped home in the last race to break his maiden by three and a quarter lengths. Bred by Dino and Lee Scribante, Smart World clearly relished the step up to 2000m in Wednesday’s race and he looks capable of winning again soon.
His sire Ideal World has enjoyed another good season, with his top performers including the Breeders’ Cup bound filly Smart Call, who won both the G1 J&B Met and G1 Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes this season, and Listed Syringa Handicap heroine Persian Rug.
Ideal World, whose champion dam Banks Hill is a full sister to outstanding sire Dansili (himself a red hot sire of sires this year), has four lots on sale at the upcoming Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale:
Lot 8 – a half brother to 2 winners, this colt is out of an Elliodor own sister to a stakes winner (at 2) as well as the stakes placed dam of champion Seattle Storm. From the family of the legendary mare Pebbles, this colt is a descendant of the Royal mare Feola- whose numerous outstanding descendants include Round Table, Deep Impact, Pulpit, Tale Of The Cat, and Nashwan
Lot 262 –this colt (inbred to undefeated sire legend Danzig) is out of a winning Qui Danzig mare and is from the same Party Time family as champions Let’s Rock’N Roll and In The Fast Lane, as well as recent Fillies Guineas winner Heaps Of Fun
Lot 287 – bred on similar lines to champion Smart Call, this colt is from the same family as G1 winning 2yo Global News, Hong Kong superstar Able Friend, G1 Blue Diamond Stakes winning sire Reward For Effort and G1 Golden Slipper winner Overreach
Lot 290 –this filly, whose winning dam is inbred to legendary broodmare Fall Aspen, is out of a mare whose dam is a full sister to Fillies Guineas winner Dog Rose. The family of G1 winners Lord Shirldor and Colonial Girl, with the latter also responsible for this season’s high class filly Peggy Jay