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.