Klawervlei Stud’s well performed young sire ROYAL MO (Uncle Mo) came up with his first winner when his promising two-year-old son ROYAL AUSSIE broke his maiden impressively at Kenilworth on Wednesday afternoon.┬áRunner up on each of his two previous starts, the Justin Snaith trained colt caught the eye when making much of the running to score by two and a quarter lengths over 1400m.┬áRoyal Aussie clearly relished the step up in trip, and he looks sure to progress from this smart victory.

Bred by Klawervlei Stud, Royal Aussie races for Dane Squance, Suzette Viljoen and Dr Warner.

The colt was a R300 000 buy from the 2021 CTS Ready To Run Sale.

Royal Aussie hails from the first crop of his talented sire Royal Mo, the only son of outstanding sire UNCLE MO (Indian Charlie) at stud in South Africa.

One of the best horses of his generation, Royal Mo captured the G3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes before finishing a good third in the G1 Santa Anita Derby.

He shares his sire Uncle Mo with a host of top-class horses including Kentucky Derby winning champion, and successful sire NYQUIST and this season’s top-class US three-year-olds MO DONEGAL and ADARE MANOR.

Royal Mo, whose son MO JIVE was beaten less than a length when third on debut, has seven lots on the upcoming CTS Farm Yearling Sale, including a colt (Lot 22) whose dam is a half-sister to two German classic winners, and a filly (Lot 85) from the immediate family of G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile winner, and champion sire, LAST TYCOON (Try My Best) as well as classic winning filly VALENTINE WALTZ (Be My Guest).