Klawervlei Stud’s homebred G1 Cape Guineas winner WILLIAM LONGSWORD (Captain Al) has made a great start to 2024, and the strapping bay was at it again when he came up with two more winners at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Monday afternoon. The Klawervlei sire went close to having a treble on Monday, with William Longsword gelding WILLIAM RUFUS finished second in the sixth race on the Greyville card.

William Longsword’s first win on Monday came when his lightly raced daughter OFF LIMITS romped home to claim the Catch KZN Racing Maiden Plate (F&M) (1900) by over five lengths.¬†Trained by Louis Goosen, the three-year-old, making just her third start on Monday.¬†

Off Limits was bred by Rathmor Stud and she races for Mario Ferreira.

William Longsword’s second success on Monday came when his daughter SLEEK AS SILK got up close home to claim the seventh race run at Greyville.¬†

Under a good ride from Craig Zackey, the four-year-old was dropped out to overcome a bad draw in Monday’s GallopTV Youtube Channel FM 86 Handicap (1400m) but came home strongly to get up and win a shade cosily by just over three-parts of a length.

Trained by Paul Lafferty, the John Finlayson owned Sleek As Silk has now won five times in total.

Bred by The Alchemy, Sleek As Silk has won two of her last five starts, with the filly also finishing second during that run.

Her inform sire also enjoyed success at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday, where William Longsword’s G3 winning son ITSRAININGWILLIAM romped home to land the tenth and final race by two and a quarter lengths.

William Longsword, whose current flagbearers include such graded stakes winners as DYCE and RULERSHIP, has four lots on offer at Thursday’s Cape Racing Premier Yearling Sale Powered By Tattersalls, including a three-parts sister (Lot 32) to dual stakes winner CALL TO ACCOUNT (Captain Al).