Mauritzfontein’s consistently successful resident sire Ideal World made headlines yet again on Sunday, when his versatile son Cat Daddy stormed home to win the Listed Kings Cup, delayed after inclement weather forced the abandonment of the original meeting, run at Hollywoodbets Greyville.
Trained by Glen Kotzen, six-year-old Cat Daddy claimed the third Listed win of his career with a convincing performance in Sunday’s 1600m contest.
Under a strong ride from Craig Zackey, the Ideal World gelding hit the front some way from home, and kicked on strongly to win by just over a length and a quarter.
Cat Daddy, who was bred by the Gary Player Stud, has now won seven times for earnings of in excess of R800 000.
The gelding, a stakes winner now on both polytrack and turf, had previously tasted feature race success when victorious in the 2019 Listed Socrasync Toro Ya Africa Algoa Cup and doubled his feature race wins when claiming the 2021 Listed Marshalls World Of Sport Darley Arabian.
Cat Daddy, who is out of the Black Minnaloushe mare Eyona, joins Dark Moon Rising as the second son of Ideal World to land the Listed Kings Cup.
Ideal World, whose daughter Phoenix picked up her third career win when scoring at Fairview on Friday, is currently sire of 28 stakes winners, with this tally headed by champions Rainbow Bridge, Smart Call and Hermoso Mundo.
The blue blooded son of Kingmambo has six lots on offer at the upcoming National Yearling Sale.