Klawervlei Stud’s home bred G1 Cape Guineas winner WILLIAM LONGSWORD (Captain Al) continues to fire on all cylinders, and William Longsword was at it again when supplying a trio of winners over the past weekend.

The son of Captain Al had success at all of Fairview, Turffontein and Hollywoodbets Greyville over the weekend, and William Longsword shows no sign of slowing down this season.

William Longsword struck first on Friday, when his Kelly Mitchley trained daughter ESSENTIAL romped home to win the third race at Fairview by two and a half lengths.

Under S’Manga Khumalo, the three-year-old proved far too strong for her rivals when breaking her maiden convincingly. Bred by Klawervlei Stud, Essential, who was making her first start in Fairview on Friday, races for Messrs L A Marques & A G Balanco.

Her sire’s winning streak continued at Turffontein the following day, when William Longsword filly ZENOBIA’S GOLD justified tote favouritism to land the TAB Telebet 0861 000 822 Maiden Plate (F&M) (1400m). Trained by Sean Tarry, the Gavin Lerena partnered three-year-old came with a strong late rattle to get up and win by half a length. Bred by Klawervlei, and owned by Sean Tarry Racing (Pty) Ltd, Zenobia’s Gold had finished second, third or fourth in three of her four previous starts.

William Longsword went close to having a double at Turffontein with another daughter, ENCHANTING LADY, finishing second in the first race.

The Klawervlei bred and based sire ended the weekend on a high note when his Andre Nel trained son SHOTGUN WILLIE came with a strong late finish to claim Sunday’s eighth race at Greyville. Under a well judged ride from Serino Moodley, the Sabine Plattner owned four-year-old got up in the shadow of the post to score by a short-head.

Another bred by Klawervlei Stud, Shotgun Willie was winning for a second time when victorious on Sunday.

His sire William Longsword has had a wonderful season with his flagbearers including not only G1 World Pool Cape Flying Championship winner DYCE and G3 Betway Lebelo Sprint winner RULERSHIP but also high-class three-year-old WILLIAM IRON ARM.

Both Dyce and Rulership hold entries for the G1 Jonsson Workwear Computaform Sprint.