Fresh off another good week, Klawervlei Stud’s inform stallion WILLIAM LONGSWORD (Captain Al) had a pair of winners at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday afternoon.

Not only did his daughter CAPTAIN’S DESTINY win the fifth race on the card, William Longsword’s classy son ITSRAININGWILLIAM made it back to back victories when he won the sixth race at Kenilworth on Saturday.

Under an inform Richard Fourie, Captain’s Destiny got off the mark when she posted a one and a half length win in Saturday’s RaceCape Powered By Hollywoodbets Maiden Plate (F and M) (1200m).

Bred by Klawervlei Stud, Captain’s Destiny, who had finished third at her penultimate start, is trained, like both Captain Al and William Longsword, by Vaughan Marshall.

The lightly raced three-year-old, who had fractured her pelvis earlier in her career, is owned by John Koster in partnership with Byron Norval.

Talented four-year-old ITSRAININGWILLIAM, who had won the 2023 G3 World Sports Betting Legal Eagle Stakes, made it back to back wins when making much of the running to land Saturday’s #destinationcaperacing Progress Plate (1400m).

Under Grant Van Niekerk, the Justin Snaith trained gelding kept finding more in the closing stages to stay and on score by three-parts of a length, with this season’s classy G3 Cape Classic winner QUESTIONING (Querari) a well beaten fourth.

Bred and owned by Drakenstein Stud, Itsrainingwilliam, who has now won four times, has already earned more than R1 000 000 in prize money.


William Longsword, whose G1 winning son DYCE has established himself as a strong contender for the Equus Award of Champion Sprinter for 2023-2024, has had an excellent five days or so.

Not only did the former Cape Guineas winner record a double at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Wednesday, his high-class son MELECH downed a top-class field when he won a pinnacle stakes at Turffontein on Thursday and Melech looks a likely feature race contender for the season ahead.

The inform William Longsword, whose three-year-old son WILLIAM IRON ARM looks destined for big things, has four lots on offer at Sunday’s Cape Yearling Sale.