Klawervlei Stud’s red hot resident sire WILLIAM LONGSWORD (Captain Al) is enjoying a wonderful season this year, and the former Cape Guineas hero struck yet again when he came up with two more winners at Turffontein on Saturday.

His first success on Saturday came when his Lucky Houdalakis trained daughter EMPRESSOFNORMANDY produced a smart turn of foot to win the Racing Today Maiden Plate (F&M) (1200m) going away. Under a perfectly timed ride from Craig Zackey, the three-year-old put her head down in the shadow of the post to score by a head, vanquishing the well bred DRAGON DRAGON (Twice Over) into second spot.

Bred and owned by David Shawe (who has already enjoyed so much success with the progeny of William Longsword), Empressofnormandy had finished third or fourth in each her three runs prior to Saturday’s win.

William Longsword’s second success on Saturday came when his Sean Tarry trained son LONGSWORD ran out an impressive winner of the TAB Telebet 0861 000 822 Maiden Plate (1200m). A three-year-old packed with ability, the gelding powered away, under Richard Fourie, to win as he liked by three and a quarter lengths.

Bred by Klawervlei Stud, Longsword was scoring for a second time, with the sophomore having been rated good enough to contest the G1 World Pool Moment Of The Day Premiers Champion Stakes last season.

Longsword races for Sean Tarry Racing (Ptd) Ltd.

His sire could well enjoy further success at Turffontein next Saturday, with William Longsword set to be represented by his star sons DYCE and RULERSHIP in the G1 Jonsson Workwear Computaform Sprint.

William Longsword has four lots on offer at the 2024 National Yearling Sale including a half-brother (Lot 342) to Listed Ibhayi Stakes runner up TRIP TO THE SKY (Trippi).