Klawervlei Stud’s homebred sire WILLIAM LONGSWORD (Captain Al) has had a wonderful few weeks, and his great run continued when William Longsword came up with four winners over the past weekend.

His first success came on Friday, when William Longsword filly TIPSY TINA won the fifth race run at Fairview. Runner up in the 2023 Listed Milkwood Stakes, four-year-old Tipsy Tina claimed the fourth win of her career when she captured Friday’s Play Soccer FM 78 Handicap (1000m).

Under Trent Mayhew, the Zietsman Oosthuizen trained filly stormed home to score by a length and a quarter, with another William Longsword daughter, LADY MAJORCA, finishing third. Bred by Klawervlei, the well bred Tipsy Tina races for owner Suzette Viljoen.

Her sire William Longsword struck again at Turffontein on Saturday when his Klawervlei Stud-bred son BOB got off the mark in convincing fashion. Under Jason Gates, the Tony Peter trained three-year-old came with a late flourish to win Saturday’s Wilgerbosdrift Maiden Plate (1160m) by a neck, despite being bumped close home.

Racing for Glistian (Pty) Ltd, Bob had finished second in each of his two previous starts.

His G1 Cape Guineas winning sire looks to have sired a three-year-old of real promise in the form of WILLIAM IRON ARM, with the latter catching the eye when finishing third in Saturday’s G2 TAB Gauteng Guineas.

Bred on the same William Longsword/Galileo cross as recent G1 World Pool Cape Flying Championship winner DYCE, William Iron Arm has now won twice from four starts and he looks an exciting prospect.

The red hot William Longsword had a double at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Sunday with his sons HEAVEN’S WILL and IMAGINABLE winning the second and fourth races respectively.

Trained by Dennis Bosch, gelded three-year-old Heaven’s Will stayed on strongly, under Muzi Yeni, to win Sunday’s GallopTV Youtube Channel Maiden Plate (1200m) by nearly three-parts of a length.

Owned by his trainer in partnership with Mr Da Costa, Heaven’s Will, who has won or been placed in three of his four starts, was bred by Varsfontein Stud.

William Longsword’s great run continued when his Varsfontein bred son IMAGINABLE landed Sunday’s Bet With Tabgold -The Intelligent Bet! Maiden Plate over 1600 metres.

Under Rachel Venniker, the Alyson Wright trained gelding, who races for owner Rikesh Sewgolam, powered home down the outside of the track to break his maiden by nearly a length and three quarters.

Sire of this season’s graded stakes winning sprinters DYCE and RULERSHIP among others, William Longsword has four lots on offer at the upcoming Cape Yearling Sale.