THE US$500,000 CTS Mile for three-yearolds at Kenilworth’s big Sun Met meeting will throw male vs female form together and also Cape Town vs Johannesburg form.
However, the impressive William Longsword looks the one to beat and the two biggest challengers could be the fillies Just Sensual and Safe Harbour.
William Longsword won the Gr 1 Grand Parade Cape Guineas in impressive style from a wide draw.
The 0,5 length runner up in that race, Gold Standard, gives him the stamp of approval.
Gold Standard had won the Gr 2 Selangor Cup in his previous start also over 1 600m and had relegated the deemed unbeatable Table Bay to a 2,65 length third. There were some excuses made for Table Bay afterwards, but the Guineas confirmed the form almost exactly, as Gold Standard beat Table Bay by 3,25 lengths.
The Guineas win also confirmed William Longsword’s 4,9 length sixth in the Selangor to not be his run.
The form of the Guineas is already working out well and this says a lot as the front two were dominant.
William Longsword is a rangy Captain Al colt with a big action.
He also has a lovely temperament, relaxes well in the running and has a superb turn of foot.
MJ Byleveld rode a fine race in the Guineas and was able to overcome a high draw of 13.
Anton Marcus now takes over and William Longsword might find it