William Longsword (SAF)

Captain Al - Pagan Princess (Fort Wood) bay, 2013 - height 16.1½hh

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Race Record

R2.2 million yearling

6 wins, 1400-1600m at 2 to 3, from 8 starts

MR 109

at 3 WON Gr1 Cape Guineas (1600m)

       WON US$ 500,000 CTS Mile (1600m)

Retired to stud at 4

Sire Line

CAPTAIN AL – 9 wins, 1000-1600m, Gr1 Cape Guineas, Gr2 Merchants S., Gr2 Diadem S., Gr3 Matchem S. (rated MR 112). Sire of Gr1 winners of both sexes; Champion Sire; Sire-of-Sires; Broodmare Sire of Gr1 winners of both sexes.

Notable progeny includes 24 Gr1 winners (in order of yob): Captain’s Lover (04f - Badger Land, Argosy); Captain’s Gal (05f - Centenary, Esplendor); Exhilaration (06c - Elliodor, Boot Camp); Emerald Cove (07f - Caesour, Straight Strike); Hill Fifty Four (08c - Sportsworld, Dancing Champ); All Is Secret (09f - Goldkeeper, Royal Academy); Captain America (10c - Fort Wood, Top Ville); Captain Of All (10c - Fard, Forty Winks); Carry On Alice (11f - Western Winter, Best By Test); Pine Princess (11f - Badger Land, Far North); Always In Charge (13c - Polar Falcon, Last Tycoon); Cloth Of Cloud (13f - Fusaichi Pegasus, Majestic Light); Sergeant Hardy (13c - Hard Up, Allied Flag); The Secret Is Out (13f - Goldkeeper, Royal Academy); William Longsword (13c - Fort Wood, Dancing Champ); Kasimir (14c - Peintre Celebre, Green Desert); Snowdance (14f - Joshua Dancer, Royal Academy); Tap O’ Noth (14c - Western Winter, Elliodor); Undercover Agent (14c - London News, Lustra); Celtic Sea (15f - Mark of Esteem, Roi Normand); One World (15c - Giant’s Causeway, Caerleon); Miss Florida (16f - Trippi, Braashee); Missisippi Burning (16f - Hussonet, Maroof); Captain's Ransom (17f - Red Ransom, Seattle Slew)

Notable progeny as Broodmare Sire includes five 2yo Gr1 winners: Potent Power (09c – National Emblem; 2nd dam by Dominion Royale); Same Jurisdiction (11f – Mambo In Seattle; 2nd dam by National Assembly – won Gr1 at 2 & 3); Gunner (13c – Gimmethegreenlight; 2nd dam by Elliodor); Eden Roc (16c – Var; 2nd dam by Dominion Royale); Vernichey (17f - Vercingetorix; 2nd dam by Giant's Causeway)

Captain Al is kinbred 2x3 Lassie Dear (dam of his sire Al Mufti) x Splendid Spree (dam of his damsire Complete Warrior), their kinship involving descendants of Busanda, Lavendula, Mumtaz Begum.

Captain Al’s notable female line ancestor is his 3rd dam Beylic, who is close kin to a host of influential females incl Mumtaz Begum and Lavendula (dam of Perfume, grandam of Turn-To & My Babu). Through another descendant of the Lady Josephine line (Lady Juror, dam of Fair Trial), Beylic is kin to Lilac Belle (dam of Persian Wonder), Overture (dam of Preamble), Dramatic, Abernant (sire of New South Wales), etc.

TURN-TO line sires in South Africa:  Captain Of All, Erik The Red, Malmoos, One World, William Longsword (Captain Al); Danon Platina (Deep Impact); Gimmethegreenlight, Hit The Road (More Than Ready); Sandringham Summit (Gimmethegreenlight); Canford Cliffs (Tagula)

Pedigree

Captain Al
1996
Al Mufti
1985
RobertoHail To Reason - Turn To
Bramalea - Nashua
Lassie DearBuckpasser - Tom Fool
Gay Missile - Sir Gaylord
Off To War
1983
Complete WarriorDewan - Bold Ruler
Splendid Spree - Damascus
InfantaJamaico - Prince Taj
Beylic - Field Master
Pagan Princess
2006
Fort Wood
1990
Sadler's WellsNorthern Dancer - Nearctic
Fairy Bridge - Bold Reason
Fall AspenPretense - Endeavour II
Change Water - Swaps
Dancing Flower
1987
Dancing ChampNijinsky - Northern Dancer
Mrs Peterkin - Tom Fool
Wild HyacinthRoyal Prerogative - Relko
Bluebell Girl - Drum Beat

Pedigree

William Longsword is kinbred to the third dams of his sire Captain Al and dam Pagan Princess, 4x4 Beylic x Bluebell Girl. Beylic is Captain Al’s significant female line ancestor.

William Longsword is close kin to champion Victory Moon (by Al Mufti out of William’s grandam Dancing Flower).

Suitable Lines

Suitable mares for William Longsword could include

  • descendants from his own female line, notably Bluebell Girl, through Wild Hyacinth and Regal Blue – widespread, including Victory Moon and Royal Air Force progeny
  • mares who are kin-linked to the bottom female line, notably Ajasco (Jallad;
    female descendants), Imperial Jade (Priceless Asset, State Treasure, Stolen Gem, etc), Amusement (Jungle Class, Roxanne, etc), Royal Prerogative mares (especially when combined with Golden Thatch), etc.
  • elements of Fair Trial and close relative Sansonnet – notably when present in bottom female line and duplicated in pedigrees with close kin-relatives; they are widespread, in this context notably in Tudor Minstrel, Court Martial, Mixed Marriage (Gone West), Drum Beat, Averof/Foveros, Western Winter, National Emblem, Mexico/Harry Hotspur, Field Master, Regent Street, Bush Telegraph (London News), Derring Do (Roland Gardens, Dominion Royale), Abernant (Golden Thatch), etc.

(posted 2017)

Sales Analysis

BORN colt avg sold SI filly avg sold SI
2018 289,118 17 1.16 344,444 9 2.01
2019 237,727 44 1.06 204,600 25 1.32
2020 210,968 31 0.7 147,600 25 0.65
2021 216,538 13 0.73 120,000 10 0.54
2022 303,571 7 0.5 107,500 4 0.39

Stamina

by highest winning distance of 3yo and up (the higher the count, the more reliable the %)

800/1399m 14/1600m 16/1999m 20/2399m 2400m+ count
42% 40% 13% 4% 1% 125

Best Rated Offspring

(SA only)

horse wins (SW) places (SP) stakes AR
Dyce 18c 7 (4) 3 (0) R 1,733,875 111
Rulership 19c 6 (1) 7 (2) R 714,375 106
Itsrainingwilliam 19c 4 (1) 9 (1) R 1,136,526 101
Lord William 19c 3 (1) 9 (5) R 389,800 101
Melech 19c 6 (0) 1 (0) R 519,875 100
Bon Vivant 18f 6 (1) 6 (0) R 565,125 99
Hasta Manana 18c 3 (1) 6 (1) R 283,425 98
Coin Spinner 18c 6 (0) 7 (0) R 434,375 98
Back In Business 19c 3 (0) 2 (0) R 203,875 98
William Iron Arm 20c 2 (0) 4 (2) R 361,750 98

The Power Of Ratings

Colts

AR Band < 59 59 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90 - 99 > 99 > 79 > 89 count
All Colts 27% 18% 27% 18% 7% 3% 29% 11% 25,561
William Longsword 21% 18% 30% 19% 8% 4% 31% 12% 118

Fillies

AR Band < 54 54 - 64 65 - 74 75 - 84 85 - 94 > 94 > 74 > 84 count
All Fillies 27% 18% 26% 20% 7% 2% 29% 9% 25,033
William Longsword 21% 16% 24% 21% 15% 1% 38% 16% 98

Black Type Offspring

with best career rating by distance category:
1000-1399m/14-1600m/1601-1999m/20-2399m/2400m+

  • Bon Vivant 2018 filly 99/96/-/-/-
  • Society Pages (Medaglia d'Oro x Coronado's Quest)
  • Won Secretariat S. (L) 1400m
  • Let It Snow 2019 filly 56/79/62/-/-
  • Ice Maiden (Western Winter x Windrush)
  • 3rd Gr3 Umzimkhulu S. 1400m
  • Master Of Defense 2019 colt 44/62/62/41/-
  • Luna De Victoria (Victory Moon x Cordoba)
  • 2nd 1400m
  • Remember When 2018 filly 90/-/-/-/-
  • Tracy's Legacy (More Than Ready x Redoute's Choice)
  • 2nd Gr2 Debutante S. 1200m
  • Sabre Strike 2020 colt 87/87/-/-/-
  • The Jet Girl (Jet Master x Caesour)
  • Won Secretariat S. (L) 1450m
  • Safe Return 2018 colt 96/96/-/-/-
  • Splashdown (Judpot x Complete Warrior)
  • 2nd Sophomore Sprint (L) 1200m
  • Tamil Tigress 2020 filly 70/81/31/-/-
  • For The Lads (Trippi x Winter Romance)
  • 3rd Devon Air S. (L) 1400m
  • Tipsy Tina 2019 filly 85/-/-/-/-
  • Tina's Trip (Trippi x Fort Wood)
  • 2nd Milkwood S. (L) 1000m

Stud Analysis

Colts

  • SSI 0.79
  • Stamina 1443m
  • Stakes Wins 6%
  • Black Type 8%
  • winners/runners% 54%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2018 29 23 15 65% 2 9% 3 13% 42 1.16 74 1407m
2019 52 49 31 63% 3 6% 3 6% 67 0.85 72 1594m
2020 43 36 18 50% 1 3% 2 6% 25 0.76 67 1328m
2021 25 11 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0.38 63 0m

Fillies

  • SSI 1.04
  • Stamina 1299m
  • Stakes Wins 4%
  • Black Type 9%
  • winners/runners% 63%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2018 29 22 16 73% 1 5% 2 9% 36 0.97 68 1348m
2019 42 36 24 67% 1 3% 3 8% 47 0.92 69 1352m
2020 45 36 20 56% 0 0% 3 8% 27 0.99 63 1363m
2021 24 6 3 50% 0 0% 0 0% 4 1.28 66 1133m

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