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IDEAL WORLD RELATIVE STARS AT TATTERSALLS

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A close relative of Mauritzfontein’s successful sire Ideal World made 300 000 guineas to jointly top the second day of the Tattersalls July Sale.  Kingman daughter Calabria (Lot 559) was knocked down to Mark McStay of Avenue Bloodstock. The filly was consigned to the auction by Juddmonte.

Unraced three-year-old Calabria is a half-sister to the stakes placed Brunnera (Dubawi) and her G1 Prix Jean Romanet winning dam Romantica, a daughter of Breeders’ Cup winning champion Banks Hill, is a half-sister to Ideal World.

McStay said of his purchase, “As we know, Juddmonte blood is very hard to come by; the farm is the best breeder in the world. They’ve both been bought for the same client and we were delighted to be able to get them. We had to dig deep to get the filly from Banks Hill family but it is probably the best pedigree in the book B when you see Banks Hill, Dansili, Hasili, Champs Elysees on the page, it doesn’t need much explanation as to why you had to dig so deep and why there was such stiff competition.”

Sire of champions Rainbow Bridge, Smart Call and Hermoso Mundo, Ideal World has a smart two-year-old this season in the form of Parisian Walkway. The latter holds an entry for the G1 World Pool Moment Of The Day Premiers Champion Stakes at the end of the month.

Wednesday double for Ideal World

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Mauritzfontein’s resident Kingmambo horse Ideal World has been in good of late and the regally bred stallion was at it again when Ideal World supplied two winners at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Wednesday afternoon.
Ideal World’s first success on Wednesday came when his four-year-old daughter Sea Goddess claimed the third race at Greyville. Under Richard Fourie, the Louis Goosen trained filly stormed home to score by just under a length.
Bred by Summerhill Stud, Sea Goddess, who is out of the Admire Man mare Admiral’s Eye, has now won four times, with the inform filly having won two of her last four starts.
Ideal World is also the sire of Pongola, who justified favouritism when he won the fourth race on Wednesday. Another bred by Summerhill Stud, four-year-old Pongola stayed on strongly under Rachel Venniker to claim Wednesday’s Follow In The Box Seat Podcast MR 67 Handicap (1800m) by just over half a length.
Trained by Michael Roberts, Pongola is out of the Kahal mare Checcetti.
His sire Ideal World is responsible for 31 stakes winners including 2020-2021 Horse Of The Year and five time G1 winner Rainbow Bridge.
Ideal World has two colts on offer at Sunday’s November Two Year Old Sale.

Wednesday double for Ideal World

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Mauritzfontein’s resident sire Ideal World had a good day on Wednesday, when the son of Kingmambo had two winners at Hollywoodbets Greyville. Ideal World’s first success on Wednesday came when his son Pascali ran out an impressive winner of the fifth race on the card.
Under Chase Maujean, Pascali hit the front 200m from home and stormed home to win the Track And Ball Gaming MR 64 Handicap (1600m) as he liked by three and a half lengths. Trained by Garth Puller, the gelded Pascali was winning for a second time when he scored on Wednesday.
Bred by Peter de Beyer, Pascali is out of the Dynasty mare White Rose.
Ideal World is also the sire of Diani, who flew up late to land the seventh race at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Wednesday. Trained by Dennis Bosch, Diani was given a superb ride by Serino Moodley, who managed to time his ride to perfection, with Diani getting up in the shadow of the post to claim the Soccer Any13 MR 87 Handicap (1200m) by a neck going away.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, four-year-old Diani had shown great promise earlier in his career when he reeled off four wins in a row, and Wednesday’s victory was the gelding’s fifth win in total.
Diani is out of the Tiger Ridge mare Mombasa.

Ideal World, himself a half-brother to G1 Prix Jean Romanaut winner Romantica, hails from a family which continues to produce top-class performers. His G1 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere winning close relative Belbek, whose dam Bee Queen is out of Ideal World’s half-sister Trojan Queen, is set to start his stud career in 2024, as is another close relative of Ideal World -G1 Grand Prix de Paris winner Onesto.

Turffontein double for Ideal World

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Mauritzfontein’s successful resident sire Ideal World struck twice on Thursday, when the regally bred son of Kingmambo came up with two winners at Turffontein.
Ideal World’s first winner on Thursday came in the form of Rosy Lemon, who justified considerable betting support when she won the www.soccer6.co.za FM 76 Handicap over 2000 metres.
Under Muzi Yeni, the Fanie Bronkhurst trained four-year-old streaked home to win as she liked by nearly two and three-quarter lengths.
The race was a triumph for Ideal World, with Rosy Lemon beating her paternal half-sister Universal Love into third, and Ideal World also featuring as the broodmare sire of fourth place finisher Ideal Future.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Rosy Lemon has now won twice for her connections.
She is out of the Strike Smartly mare Lemonade and is thus bred on the same Ideal World/Strike Smartly cross as G3 Track And Ball Derby winner Cape Speed and fellow stakes winners Betula Uber and Kimberley Star.
Ideal World ended the day on a high note when his Alec Laird trained daughter Quantum caused a 20-1 surprise when she won the eighth and final race run at Turffontein on Thursday.
Under Kaidan Brewer, the four-year-old stormed home to win the Next Turffontein Racemeeting Saturday 4 November FM 77 Div Handicap (1450m) by three-parts of a length.
Bred by Loving Life Properties (Pty) Ltd, Quantum has now won three times.
Out of the Var mare Qarman, Quantum is bred on the same Ideal World/Var cross as G3 Graham Beck Stakes winner Zen Arcade.
Her sire Ideal World, also responsible for champions Rainbow Bridge, Smart Call and Hermoso Mundo, has two colts on offer at the 2023 November Two Year Old Sale.

Debut winner for Ideal World

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Mauritzfontein’s successful resident sire Ideal World came up with an eye catching debut winner at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Monday. His three-year-old daughter Sbrigati caught the eye when winning at the first time of asking on Monday.
Trained by Louis Goosen, Sbrigati came with a late rattle, under Chase Maujean, to claim Monday’s Download The Race Card www.goldcircle.co.za Maiden Plate (F&M) (1000m) by just under a length.
It was a smart effort from a filly who still looked green in running, and Sbrigati looks capable of building on her debut success.
Bred by Summerhill Stud, Sbrigti is out of the Kahal mare Kosava.
The filly was a R50 000 purchase from the 2021 November Two Year Old Sale.
Her sire Ideal World has sired 31 stakes winners thus far, headed by Equus Champions Rainbow Bridge, Smart Call and Hermoso Mundo.
Out of a Breeders’ Cup winning champion own-sister to hugely influential sire Dansili, Ideal World has six lots on offer at the 2023 August Two Year Old Sale, including a full-sister (Lot 86) to short-lived G3 Graham Beck Stakes winner Zen Arcade.

East Cape Guineas win for Ideal World

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Mauritzfontein’s consistently successful sire Ideal World came up with his 31st stakes winner when his promising son Perfection won the Listed East Cape Guineas (1600m) at Fairview on Friday.
The Gavin Smith trained three-year-old made it four wins from just eight starts with a smart performance in the East Cape Guineas.
Under JP Van Der Merwe, Perfection raced wide early on before going up to make the running.
The gelding turned the race into a one-horse affair with Perfection powering away to win as he liked by three and three-quarter lengths.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Perfection was a R150 000 buy from the 2021 National Yearling Sale.
Out of the Not For Sale mare Quintessential, Perfection is closely related to the Ideal World sired Listed Glenlair Trophy/Listed PE Gold Cup winner Onesie.
His sire Ideal World has more than made his mark at stud as the sire of former Horse Of The Year Rainbow Bridge and fellow Met winner Smart Call.
The son of Kingmambo has two lots on offer at the 2023 National Yearling Sale, including a colt (Lot 2) out of a nine time winning daughter of Silvano.

FOUR IN A ROW FOR IDEAL WORLD SON

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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 www.goldcircle.co.za 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 www.gautengsummercup.co.za 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.

G1 SUCCESS FOR IDEAL WORLD RELATIVE

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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.