The brilliant Ideal World is undoubtedly the flagship performer for Aaron Bain Racing.
The now eight-year-old has been with ABR right from the start and continues to step up.
Ideal World has been campaigning for the past six months in Queensland and collected in excess of
$50,000 in stakes.
He is a perfect example of the main goal of Aaron Bain Racing – place horses where they can
maximize their earning ability.
Last month, as ABR had a great month around Australia with 11 wins and Ideal World chipped in
with two victories, one of which was arguably the best of his career.
The gelding rated 1:53.8 in an all the way win at Albion Park over 2138 metres.
Trainer-driver Narissa McMullen said she felt Ideal World was going better than ever since coming
into her stables.
She will continue to give him a comfortable campaign before aiming at races during the Queensland
Ideal World arrived from New Zealand in 2017 and won five of his first six starts at Globe Derby Park.
At that time, he was trained by Aaron Bain when he was in a training partnership with Jake Webster.
When he returned to racing in 2018, the training partnership had been dissolved and Aaron Bain
The Ideal World ownership group was Aaron Bain Racing in partnership with businessmen Stefan
Ahrens, managing director of the Ahrens Group, Darren Thomas’ Seymour Bloodstock, David
McMahon and Raymond Spencer.
The gelding won four in a row in great style.
It was now that Aaron Bain showed his foresight in placing horses and sent him to Queensland
where he ran a gallant second to boom pacer Colt Thirty One in the Premiers Cup.
Back home, wins at Mildura and Mount Gambier followed before a close third in the Mount Gambier
A deserved feature win came his way in the Kadina Pacing Cup (2530m), a standing start event at
Port Pirie where he beat a high-quality field.
A campaign in Victoria with Katye Hargreaves and Alex Ashwood followed before Ideal World went
He landed the North Eastern Pacing Cup (2692m) at Scottsdale during a seven-run campaign before
returning to Bain’s Gawler stables.
After only one, an unplaced effort in the Gawler Cup when he was checked at the start losing all
chance, the gelding headed to Narissa McMullen’s Brisbane stable.
Ideal World was a first up winner for McMullen to again justify ABR’s decision to send him north.
The gelding is loving the Brisbane climate and the abundance of shorter distance races.
From 19 starts for McMullen, Ideal World has notched five wins, seven seconds and a third.
Last season, the ex-New Zealander collected $47,535 in stakes and already this year he has picked up