Ideal World


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Mauritzfontein’s consistently successful stallion Ideal World looks to have yet another smart sort to his name in the form of progressive colt Diani.
That Ideal World sired three-year-old made it four wins on the trot when victorious at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Sunday.
One of three winners on the card for jockey Keagan De Melo, the Dennis Bosch trained Diani defied 60kgs when running out an impressive winner of Sunday’s MR 76 Handicap (1400m).
Settled just off the pace early on, Diani hit the front 300m from home and kept finding more in the closing stages to win by nearly a length.
The colt, who looks destined for bigger things, has now won four of just six starts.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Diani is out of the Tiger Ridge mare Mombasa.
Ideal World also enjoyed success at Fairview on Friday, where his smart daughter Ideal Angel won for an eighth time when landing a pinancle stakes over 2000 metres.
Already sire of 29 stakes winners, including former Horse Of The Year Rainbow Bridge, Ideal World has four lots on offer at the 2023 Cape Yearling Sale.

Tuesday double for Ideal World

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Mauritzfontein’s consistently successful resident stallion Ideal World has been in good form of late, and the blue blooded Kingmambo horse was at it again on Tuesday when Ideal World came up with two more winners at Turffontein.
Progeny of the sire, whose numerous high-class relatives include this season’s G1 winners Belbek and Onesto, won both the fifth and sixth races run at Turffontein on Tuesday.
Ideal World looks to have a very smart three-year-old on his hands in the form of Total Protection, with that gelding running out an impressive winner of Tuesday’s Graduation Plate (1600m). Under the inform Ryan Munger, the Ashley Fortune trained sophomore powered away to down talented older rival Platinum Sky by nearly two lengths.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Total Protection is out of the Right Approach mare Lizzie Arden.
The son of Ideal World has now won twice from just six starts, with Total Protection having contested the G3 Graham Beck Stakes last time out.
Ideal World is also sire of the hard-knocking Cabinet Shuffle, who stayed on gamely to win a thrilling race when victorious in the Betway Summer Cup 26 November MR 80 Handicap (1500m) on Tuesday.
Under Siyanda Sosibo, the five-year-old chestnut made all to claim the four win of his career and his second win in a row.
The hugely consistent Cabinet Shuffle has now finished first or second in each of his last five starts.
Another bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Cabinet Shuffle is out of the National Emblem mare National Nite Mare.

Greyville double for Ideal World

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Greyville double for Ideal World
Mauritzfontein’s consistently successful stallion Ideal World had another good weekend, with the blue blooded son of Kingmambo responsible for two smart looking winners at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Sunday.
Ideal World’s first success on Sunday came when his three-year-old daughter Sea Goddess captured the third race at Greyville, the Call Telebet Track And Ball Fixed Odds On 031 314 1155 Maiden Plate (F&M) over 2000m. Under Jason Gates, the Louis Goosen trained filly stayed on strongly to shed her maiden convincing by just over a length.
Bred by Summerhill Stud, Sea Goddess was making just her third start on Sunday, with the filly having finished fourth on debut.

Ideal World is also the sire of Pongola, who caught the eye when victorious in the eighth and last race at Greyville on Sunday.
Under Rachel Venniker, the Michael Roberts trained gelding run on powerfully to win Sunday’s Hollywoodbets Bright Future Maiden Plate (1400m) by just over a length.
Another bred by Summerhill, three-year-old Pongola is out of the Kahal mare Checcetti.
Ideal World had also enjoyed success at Fairview on Friday when his daughter Ideal Angel romped home to a facile win over 1900 metres. Trained by Sharon Kotzen, Ideal Angel has now won six times and she has been a real money spinner for her connections!
The inform Ideal World also looks to have a smart three-year-old to his name in the form of Tamarisk Tree. The latter recently made it two wins from just three starts when running out an impressive winner at Turffontein, and Tamarisk Tree looks a horse with a bright future ahead of him.


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Classy two-year-old Belbek provided yet more gloss to his close relative, and Mauritzfontein’s resident sire, Ideal World’s pedigree page when he won the G1 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at ParisLongchamp on Sunday.
Belbek opened up Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe day with a victory for Andre Fabre in Sunday’s Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere.
The 16/1 chance was beaten six lengths by Blackbeard in the Prix Robert Papin at Chantilly in July but he improved for going up in trip on testing ground at ParisLongchamp on Sunday.
It looked like Gamestop might hold on for Maxime Guyon late in the race but Belbek swooped where it mattered under Mickael Barzalona.Betfair Sportsbook introduced the winner at 12/1 in their betting for the Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster later in the season.
“He failed to settle in his first race but he is a good-looking, well-bred horse.” said Fabre.
“Let’s see how he is, but I might take him to the Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster. If he ran again it could be there.”

A two-year-old son of Showcasing, Belbek has now won three of six starts, with his previous wins also including this year’s G3 Prix du Bois.

His dam Bee Queen is a Makfi half-sister to G3 Hampton Court Stakes winner Sangarius, with Bee Queen’s dam Trojan Queen a half-sister to Ideal World and G1 Prix Jean Romanet winner Romantica.
This is also the family of this year’s G1 Grand Prix de Paris winner Onesto.


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Mauritzfontein’s consistently successful sire Ideal World made headlines at Turffontein on Saturday when his three-year-old son Tamarisk Tree made a brilliant debut.
Trained by Robbie Sage, Tamarisk Tree proved a reluctant starter in Saturday’s TAB Telebet 0861 000 822 Maiden Plate (1600m) but this proved no obstacle for the promising colt.

Under a positive ride from Muzi Yeni, Tamarisk Tree shot clear down the inside of the Turffontein track before powering away to score impressively by five and three-quarter lengths.

It was a smashing performance from the son of Ideal World, with Tamarisk Tree having to overcome a tricky draw on debut.

Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Tamarisk Tree is out of the well performed Belong To Me mare Milk And Honey .

Saturday’s debut winner was a R340 000 buy from the 2021 August Two Year Old Sale.

His Prix Pelleas winning sire Ideal World has proved consistently successful since retiring to Mauritzfontein back in 2010.
To date, Ideal World has been responsible for 29 stakes winners, with his black type winners headed by former Horse Of The Year Rainbow Bridge and fellow Equus Champions Hermoso Mundo and Smart Call

Ideal World relative wins Grand Prix de Paris

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Mauritzfontein’s blue blooded stallion Ideal World gained yet another boost to his tremendous female line when his close relative Onesto captured Thursday’s G1 Grand Prix De Paris at Longchamp.
In the process, Onesto became the 25th G1 winner for his outstanding sire Frankel.

Anchored last early by Stephane Pasquier having run freely to post, the first Group 1 winner for his breeder Diamond Creek Farm who sported the colours of Gerard Augustin-Normand for the first time proved perfectly tractable in the race and saved energy tracking the other five. Producing the burst once straightened for home that is already his trademark over a12-furlong trip that was certain to play to his strengths, he produced a :11.09 penultimate sectional to overhaul the long-time leader Simca Mille a furlong fromhome. That rallying rival kept the winning margin to a neck only,with the Prix du Jockey-Club runner-up El Bodegon adding context 2 1/2 lengths back in third.
Now a winner of three of his six starts (he had also been victorious earlier in the year in the G2 Prix Greffulhe), Onesto had finished fifth in the G1 Qatar Prix Du Jockey Club on his previous start.

Out of the unraced Sea The Stars mare Onshore, Onesto’s third dam Kerali also ranks as the third dam of successful South African sire Ideal World.
The latter, whose progeny include the Equus Champions Rainbow Bridge, Smart Call, and Hermoso Mundo, has had another good season in 2021-2022 with his stakes winners including Donald McDonald, Ululate, and Cat Daddy.
A son of the breed-shaping sire Kingmambo, Ideal World has four lots on offer at the upcoming August Two Year Old Sale.

Smart debut winner for Ideal World

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Mauritzfontein’s consistently successful sire Ideal World had a good few days this past week, with the Kingmambo son’s daughter Rattle Mouse lifting Friday’s Walmer Handicap at Fairview and the sire’s two-year-old daughter Imvoti making a winning debut at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Sunday.

Trained by Justin Snaith, Imvoti overcame considerable greeness in running when she won Sunday’s Maiden Juvenile Plate (Fillies) (1600m). Under Richard Fourie, the Ideal World filly stayed on gamely to win by a neck on debut, despite hanging over the closing stages.
Bred by the Summerhill Stud, Imvoti is out of the Rambo Dancer mare Dignify, and she looks another promising filly for her sire.

Remarkably, Ideal World was responsible for the first three past the post in Friday’s Walmer Handicap (1800m) at Fairview. His five-year-old daughter Rattle Mouse scored by a neck, with fellow Ideal World daughters Wings Of Fire and Ideal Angel finishing second and third respectively.

Bred by Rathmor Stud, the Zietsman Oosthuizen trained Rattle Mouse has now won four times, with the mare’s previous efforts including a third place finish in the 2020 Listed Bass Racing River Jetez Stakes.
Out of the Alami mare Rattled, Rattle Mouse was originally knocked down to Nick Jonsson for R250 000 at the 2018 National Yearling Sale, before she was later sold on.
Ideal World has proved consistently successful since retiring to Mauritzfontein, with his notable flagbearers headed by the Equus Champions Rainbow Bridge, Smart Call and Hermoso Mundo.

The regally bred sire has five lots on offer at this year’s August Two Year Old Sale including a half-brother (Lot 84) to G3 Gold Bowl winner Imperial Ruby, and a three-parts brother (Lot 264) to G3 Three Troikas Stakes queen Mount Laurel.


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Mauritzfontein’s successful sire Ideal World hails from one of the best families in the stud book and the son of Kingmambo received yet another boost to his stellar pedigree when Ideal World’s close relative Masen won the G3 Poker Handicap at Belmont on Saturday.

A Juddmonte homebred, Masen provided his trainer Chad Brown with a first Poker Handicap success following his score in Saturday’s turf race.
Masen was traveling well down the backstretch as the Jose Ortiz-piloted Public Sector angled outside of a ground-saving Sanctuary City and two-wide Penalty into a stalking position through a half-mile in :48.26.
Wolfie’s Dynaghost led the field into the turn as Flavien Prat maneuvered Masen to the outside and into the clear, taking command at the stretch call with Public Sector launching an outside rally and Sanctuary City cutting the corner.

Masen, under right-handed encouragement from Prat, stayed on strong to the wire for a one-length win in a final time of 1:34.16. He paid $2.60 to win.
Masen finished second by a nose on debut for Brown in the G1 Maker’s Mark Mile Stakes at Keeneland. He followed last out with a five-length romp in the Seek Again Stakes over good going at Belmont.

A four-year-old son of Kingman, Masen is out of the Smart Strike mare Continental Drift, whose G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly &Mare Turf winning dam Intercontinental is a full-sister to the champion dam, Banks Hill, of Ideal World.

Sire of champions Rainbow Bridge, Smart Call and Hermoso Mundo, Ideal World is currently responsible for nearly 30 stakes winners.

Ideal World filly wins Syringa Handicap

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Mauritzfontein’s consistently successful sire Ideal World came up with his 29th stakes winner when his classy daughter Ululate won the Listed Syringa Handicap (1600m) at Turffontein on Sunday.
Trained by her owner St John Gray, four-year-old Ululate received a well judged ride from Muzi Yeni, with Yeni producing Ululate with a sustained late run which saw the Ideal World filly stay on powerfully to land the 2022 Syringa Handicap by nearly a length and a quarter.

The Syringa Handicap was a fine result for Ideal World, whose daughters Ululate and Florentine ran first and fourth respectively.

Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Ululate has now won seven times for earnings of over R430 000.

Out of the Shamardal mare Shauntrel, Ululate was a R100 000 buy from the 2019 National Yearling Sale.

She is one of a large number of talented fillies sired by Ideal World, with the latter’s other high-class daughters including champion Smart Call and such graded stakes winners as Inverroche, Mount Laurel, Saragon, Vistula, and Zante.

Ideal World, whose other stakes winners this season include Cat Daddy and Donald McDonald, has four lots on offer at the 2022 KZN Yearling Sale.


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Promising three-year-old colt Onesto, who hails from the immediate family of Mauritzfontein’s successful resident sire Ideal World, stamped himself a likely contender for this year’s G1 Qatar Prix Du Jockey Club (French Derby), when he won Sunday’s G2 Prix Greffuhle.

Promising filly, Agave, belatedly got the better of a protracted battle with Sir Bob Parker for second place but had no answer to Onesto, who surged down the outside after being held up by Stephane Pasquier.
The pair burst away to score by two and a half lengths, with Onesto now looking very much like a potential classic contender.
The son of Frankel was last seen when a modest eighth in the Prix de Fontainebleau – a key trial for the French Guineas – and clearly relished the step up from a mile to 1m2½f.
“It was too short for him last time. He’s by Frankel out of a Sea The Stars mare and stamina is there throughout the family, so this is the first time he’s run over the right distance,” said trainer Fabrice Chappet.
On Pasquier’s patient tactics, he added: “He had a bad draw [six out of six] and has a good turn of foot, so we decided to respect him. It’s a prep race again.He has the pedigree for that [a mile and a half] but we’ll go step by step. We’ll go for the Jockey Club first and take it from there.”

Now twice a winner from four starts, Onesto is out of the Sea The Stars mare Onshore -whose granddam Kerali also ranks as the third dam of Ideal World.