RAC­ING

The Star Early Edition - - RAC­ING - DAVID THIS­EL­TON

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

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