Klawervlei Stud’s homebred G1 Cape Guineas winner WILLIAM LONGSWORD (Captain Al) has made a wonderful start to the 2022-2023 racing season and the son of Captain Al was at it again on Tuesday when coming up with two more winners.
William Longsword claimed first blood at Fairview on Tuesday when his regally bred daughter TIPSY TINA won the very first race on the card.
The Zietsman Oosthuizen trained filly got off the mark in fine fashion when romping home to win the Welcome To Nelson Mandela Bay Racing Maiden Plate (F&M) (1000m) by three and a quarter lengths. Under a front running ride from Rachel Venniker, the three-year-old was bred by Klawervlei Stud and she races for Suzette Viljoen.
William Longsword’s second success on Tuesday came in the form of ROSE OF BAYEUX, who ran out a convincing winner of the Racing240 For Racing. For You Classified Stakes (1400m). Under a great ride from the inform Louis Mxothwa, the Duncan McKenzie trained filly flew up late to score going away by four lengths. Bred by Basil Marcus, Rose Of Bayeux, who races for Morgan Govender has now won her last two races in a row.
William Longsword, whose son PROFESSOR SNAPE looks a very promising three-year-old himself, has nine two-year-olds catalogued for the upcoming Cape Racing Ready To Run & 2YO Unbroken Sale.
The sire of stakes winners BON VIVANT, DYCE and HASTA MANANA has a further two lots on offer at the 2022 November Two Year Old Sale.