Klawervlei Stud’s homebred G1 Cape Guineas winner WILLIAM LONGSWORD (Captain Al) enjoyed a big payday on Saturday when his top-class son DYCE roared home to capture the G1 World Pool Cape Flying Championship (1000m) at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth.

Winner of both the G3 New Turf Carriers Merchants and Listed Golden Loom Handicap earlier in the season, the Lucky Houdalakis trained Dyce picked up his first G1 win with a sparkling display in Saturday’s sprint.
Under an inform Craig Zackey, the five-year-old entire tracked the tote favourite THUNDERSTRUCK (Rafeef) before plugging on down the inside rail to get up and land the R890 625 first place prize by just under half a length.

In the process, Dyce provided his owner-breeder David Shawe with his first G1 success.

The brilliant Dyce, who confirmed his status as one of the top sprinters in the country with his Cape Flying Championship triumph, has now won seven of 14 starts and has earned more than R1.73 million in prize money.

His inform sire William Longsword is also the sire of this season’s G3 Betway Lebelo Sprint winner RULERSHIP, with the latter having won each of his last three starts.

William Longsword, whose yearlings made up to R750 000 at the recent Cape Racing Premier Yearling Sale Powered By Tattersalls, has four lots on offer at the upcoming Cape Yearling Sale.