Klawervlei Stud’s G1 Cape Guineas winning sire WILLIAM LONGSWORD had a great day at Turffontein on Sunday, with his progeny winning two races and son SABRE STRIKE landing Sunday’s Listed Secretariat Stakes over 1450 metres.

The highly promising Sabre Strike made it two wins from just three starts when he won Sunday’s Listed contest, the first leg of the inaugral Highveld Winter Series.

Trained, like his top-class paternal half-brother Dyce by Lucky Houdalakis, Sabre Strike hit the front 200m from home and kept finding, under Raymond Danielson, to win by just over half a length. The classy Sabre Strike was bred by his owner Peter van Schoor.

William Longsword is also the sire of classy three-year-old filly JUST BE LEKKER, who showed her class when victorious in Sunday’s eighth race. With 150m to go, the S’Manga Khumalo ridden Just Be Lekker powered into the lead and went on to score by more than two lengths.

Trained by Candice Dawson, the Ralphs Syndicate bred Just Be Lekker did well to overcome a poor draw and she won’t stop here.

Owned by Ralphs Racing, Just Be Lekker had shown smart form earlier when runner up in the Cape Racing Sales The Ready To Run Stakes and was not beaten far in the R7 500 000 Cape Racing Gold Rush. The classy daughter of William Longsword has now earned well over R860 000 in stakes.

One of legendary sire Captain Al’s best sons, William Longsword is having a wonderful season in 2023-2024 with his flagbearers also including G1 World Pool Cape Flying Championship winner DYCE and G3 Betway Lebelo Sprint hero RULERSHIP.

The half-brother to G1 winner REAL PRINCESS (Trippi) has five lots on offer at the upcoming Cape Racing Winter Yearling Sale.