Klawervlei Stud’s homebred Guineas winner WILLIAM LONGSWORD (Captain Al) continues to churn out winners all over South Africa, and the blue-blooded bay struck again when responsible for two more winners at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Wednesday.
William Longsword’s first success on Wednesday came when his Louis Goosen trained daughter CRAZY BLUES won the fifth race at Greyville. Under Chase Maujean, the William Longsword mare powered home to land the Tabgold Score6 And Score10 FM 86 Handicap (F&M) (1900m) by two lengths. Bred by Rathmor Stud, the consistent, Mario Ferreira owned Crazy Blues has now won five times, with the mare having won two of her last four starts.
William Longsword struck again in the very next race when his daughter SLEEK AS SILK prevailed in a thrilling finish to win the Greyville Convention Centre FM 88 Handicap (F&M) (1400m). Under Kobeli Lihaba, the four-year-old put her head down where it mattered most to score by a head. Trained by Paul Lafferty, The Alchemy bred Sleek As Silk races for John Finlayson.
Her inform sire William Longsword went close to having a treble on Wednesday, with the Klawervlei sire’s daughters DRESSEDTOTHENINES and POPPY OF BAYEUX finishing third in the first and seventh races respectively.