Klawervlei Stud’s graded stakes winning sire ROYAL MO (Uncle Mo) continues to churn out winners, despite only having a handful of runners, and the son of Uncle Mo enjoyed big race success at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday when his son ROYAL AUSSIE won the Listed Pongracz Jet Master Stakes.

Winner of the 2023 World Sports Betting Gold Rush, four-year-old Royal Aussie had shown his class earlier this season when finishing third, behind champion CHARLES DICKENS (Trippi), in the 2024 G1 L’Ormarins King’s Plate and suffered from an indifferent ride last time out when unplaced in the G1 World Sports Betting Cape Town Met.

However, the Justin Snaith trained gelding was all the rage to make amends for that defeat and was dispatched 9-4 tote favourite for the 2024 Jet Master Stakes.

Under a good ride from Grant Van Niekerk, Royal Aussie struck the home 200m from home and stayed on gamely to land the Pongracz Jet Master Stakes by a length and a half.

Bred by Klawervlei Stud, Royal Aussie has now won five of 17 starts and he has earned more than R5.8 million in prize money.

The classy gelding is owned by Dane Squance, Suzette Viljoen and Dr Warner.

Royal Aussie is now likely to head to KwaZulu-Natal for attempts at further feature race glory.

His sire Royal Mo shares his sire Uncle Mo with no fewer than 15 G1 winners including current sire sensation NYQUIST and dual Breeders’ Cup winner GOLDEN PAL.