Klawervlei Stud’s well bred resident sire ROYAL MO (Uncle Mo) looks to have another smart sort on his hands in the form of the progressive RULE OF THUMB.

The latter made it three wins from his last four starts when he won at Hollywoodbets Durbanville on Saturday. A four-year-old gelding trained by Justin Snaith, Rule Of Thumb has built up a great relationship with jockey Craig Bantam. That combination made it three wins together from six starts when Rule Of Thumb claimed Saturday’s The Wolf Power Syndicate Class 4 convincingly.

Slightly unlucky when second last time out, Rule Of Thumb made no mistakes on Saturday when he powered home to score a shade cosily by three parts of a length. Rule Of Thumb is one of the great stories of racing with the gelding racing with four pins in his sesamoid, and he is a great tribute to his sire Royal Mo. Bred by Klawervlei Stud, Rule Of Thumb races for Andrew Brand and Jonathan Snaith.

His sire Royal Mo is a graded stakes winning son of the Breeders’ Cup winning champion, and outstanding stallion, UNCLE MO (Indian Charlie), whose 97 stakes winners include 2023 G1 winners A MO REAY, ADARE MANOR and ARABIAN KNIGHT.