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Picture: Royal Aussie makes it two wins on the trot, adding to two runner up finishes in his first two starts, at Kenilworth on Saturday (Wayne Marks).


Royal Aussie Also Becomes Former Champion Owner Suzette Viljoen’s Leading Gold Rush Candidate 

Royal Mo is fast stamping himself as a sire to be reckoned with.

His Justin Snaith-trained son Royal Aussie won a MR79 Handicap over 1400m in impressive style at Kenilworth on Saturday. 

Louis Mxothwa landed a chance ride and was most impressed.

He said Snaith had told him the relaxed bay would be an easy ride and confirmed that to be the case. 

From a handy position the good looking colt quickened superbly and went on to win by a length to convert 9/4 odds.

It is no mean feat for a three-year-old to win a handicap off a 94 merit rating carry 59kg against older horses in August, especially considering the ground was yielding, making it a tough test.

He goes top of the Ready To Run log, which is shown below.

It was a pleasant surprise for owner Suzette Viljoen, who bought him for R300,000 at the CTS Ready To Run Sale, to discover recently he had been purchased earlier at the CTS Premier Yearling Sale.

That means he is eligible for the R7,5 million CTS Gold Rush race in January.

Suzette holds one of the 16 tickets and had believed she did not have a good enough candidate before learning the Klawervlei Stud-bred Royal Aussie had been on the CTS Premier Yearling Sale, where he fetched R75,000, purchased by Central Route Trading. 

The CTS Ready To Run log as it stands is below: