Fresh off a weekend double last week, Klawervlei Stud’s G1 Cape Guineas winning sire WILLIAM LONGSWORD (Captain Al) was at it again when he supplied two eye-catching winners at Hollywoodbets Durbanville on Tuesday afternoon.
Not only did William Longsword gelding TOUCHDOWN make much of the running to win the second race at Durbanville on Tuesday, the stallion’s daughter YOUREYESONLY performed a similar feat when she romped home to land the very next race on the card!
A three-parts brother to dual G1 winner LINEBACKER (whose sire CAPTAIN OF ALL was, like William Longsword, sired by Captain Al), the Vaughan Marshall trained Touchdown got off the mark at the fifth time of asking when he landed Tuesday’s Cape Racing Sales Open Maiden (1400m) by a length and a half.
Bred by Klawervlei, who also bred his Vaughan Marshall trained sire, Touchdown races for Messrs R L Gabler & KenTruter & Mesdames C L Gabler & Jane Truter.
His paternal half-sister YOUREYESONLY provided William Longsword, Vaughan Marshall and Klawervlei with a quick double when she won the Cape Turf Club Syndicate Open Maiden (F&M) (1400m) emphatically by two and three-quarter lengths.
Under Ashton Arries, the filly romped home to shed her maiden in decisive style for owners Messrs David Abery & Rikesh Sewgoolam, Mrs B A Moody, Westward Bloodstock Ltd, & Ralphs Racing (Pty) Ltd.
Remarkably, William Longsword’s family also got in the act on Tuesday, with SIDDELEY (Lancaster Bomber), who is from the same female line as William Longsword, running out a fluent winner of the seventh race at Hollywoodbets Durbanville.
William Longsword, whose Listed Golden Loom Handicap winning son DYCE looks a likely contender for the upcoming G3 New Turf Carriers Merchants, has four lots on offer at the upcoming November Two Year Old Sale.