Fresh off having a pair of winners over the past weekend, Klawervlei Stud’s resident stallion WILLIAM LONGSWORD (Captain Al)’s good run of form has continued into the new week.

On Tuesday, William Longsword gelding DOWNING STREET claimed the fourth race at Fairview, and the very next day, classy William Longsword filly, SHIPHOLIA, impressed when romping home to a facile win at Hollywoodbets Greyville.

Trained by Gareth Van Zyl, four-year-old Shipholia was always travelling well in Wednesday’s FM 88 Handicap (1000m), and, when Anthandiwe Mgudlwa asked the question, she quickened up smartly to put daylight between herself and her field and win by nearly two and a half lengths. Bred by Klawervlei, the Hollywood Syndicate owned Shipholia has now won of just ten starts, with the filly’s previous wins having included the New Turf Carriers-eThekwini Sprint back in 

William Longsword enjoyed a tremendous season in 2022-2023, where his 68 winners included G3 World Sports Betting Legal Eagle Stakes winner ITSRAININGWILLIAM, Listed Sledgehammer hero LORD WILLIAM and gutsy Listed East Cape Oaks victress VIRGINIA SWEET.

The Cape Guineas winning son of Klawervlei’s legendary sire Captain Al has four lots on offer at Sunday’s Cape Racing Ready To Run And Unbroken Two Year Old Sale, including a filly (Lot 91) whose dam is a full-sister to the Klawervlei bred champion and outstanding sire VERCINGETORIX (Silvano).