Sixth first crop winner for Ideal World
Mauritzfontein Stud’s promising young stallion Ideal World was represented by his sixth first crop winner when Fah Fee broke his maiden in facile fashion.
The 2yo gelding, who is trained by veteran conditioner Ormond Ferraris, pulled well clear of his field to register a comprehensive two and a half length win at the Vaal on Thursday afternoon.
Out of the Sadler’s Wells mare Dream Of Gold, Fah Fee has now won or been placed in three of his four starts, and looks to have the scope to win more races as a 3yo.
His sire has made a really promising start to his stud career, with eight of his first runners having either won or finished in the money, and Ideal World looks a really exciting future prospect.
Ideal World, whose son Amazing Strike is a runner in Saturday’s Gr1 Premier Champion Stakes, currently ranks as South Africa’s fifth leading first crop sire at the time of writing.
The son of Kingmambo, whose close relative Champs Elysees is the sire of Thursday’s Group 3 Silver Flash Stakes winner Jack Naylor, has also enjoyed plenty of success in the sales ring.
Ideal World was the top sire, by aggregate, at the 2014 Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale, where his eight yearlings sold grossed R1.5 million. The blue blooded young sire was also in great demand at the 2014 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, where a colt out of No More Screws was sold for R550 000.
By Kingmambo out of champion Banks Hill, Ideal World will stand for a fee of R30 000 in 2014.