Klawervlei Stud’s well performed resident sire ROYAL MO (Uncle Mo) may not have many runners to his name but he is the sire of a top-class performer in the form of ROYAL AUSSIE.

The latter made it back to back feature race wins when he won Wednesday’s G2 The Independent On Saturday Drill Hall Stakes (1400m) at Hollywoodbets Greyville.

Winner of the Listed Pongracz Jet Master Stakes back in February, the top-class four-year-old showed his class with a courageous victory over a top-class field on Wednesday.

Under a great ride from Richard Fourie, the Justin Snaith trained Royal Aussie flew home down the inside of the track to hold off Equus Champion COUSIN CASEY (Vercingetorix) and win by a neck.

Further back in running, came such graded stakes winners as GLADATORIAN (Vercingetorix), AL MUTHANA (Deep Field), HUMDINGER (What A Winter) and WATERBERRY LANE (Soft Falling Rain). Bred by Klawervlei Stud, Royal Aussie is likely to run next in the G1 Gold Challenge.

Royal Aussie, who races for Dane Squance, Suzette Viljoen and Dr Warner, has now won six of 18 starts with Wednesday’s graded win pushing his earnings to over R6.126 million.

His G3 Robert B Lewis Stakes winning sire Royal Mo is one of more than 100 stakes winners for outstanding US sire UNCLE MO (Indian Charlie), broodmare sire of Friday’s G1 Longines Kentucky Oaks winner THORPEDO ANNA (Fast Anna).

Royal Mo has seven lots on offer at the upcoming Cape Racing Winter Yearling Sale including a colt (Lot 45) from the family of world-class sprinter SHEA SHEA (National Emblem).