Wilgerbosdrift’s top class stallion Flower Alley had a weekend to remember, with the son of Distorted Humor enjoying a pair of winners and also enjoying notable success as a broodmare sire.
His daughter Liza Jane broke her maiden at on Saturday, when the filly romped to a 3.25 length win at Turfway Park this weekend.
Liza Jane was one of two fillies to win in the US for Flower Alley this weekend, with Flower Alley daughter Ms Wakaya picked up her third career victory at Santa Anita. The stakes placed filly, who was runner up in the Golden State Juvenile Fillies Stakes, scored a cosy three parts of a length win when triumphant over 1300m.
Another son of Flower Alley, Nessy, ran third in the G2 Mac Diarmida Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.
Nessy is a full-brother to brilliant G1 Pattison Canadian International winner Bullards Alley.
Flower Alley, whose G3 Tempted Stakes winning granddaughter Daisy (by Blame) has been nominated for the 2018 Kentucky Oaks, is also broodmare sire of Japanese champion Lucky Lilac.
The latter, an unbeaten two-year-old champion, won the G2 Tulip Sho at Hanshin racecourse on Saturday by an impressive two lengths. Lucky Lilac, winner of the 2017 G1 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies, has now won all four of her outings and is likely to be a warm favourite for the classic G1 Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) later in the season.
Lucky Lilac is out of Flower Alley’s G1 Ashland Stakes winning daughter Lilacs And Lace.
By US champion sire Distorted Humor, from the family of champion sire and broodmare sire Lyphard, Flower Alley is well represented at both the 2018 April Yearling Sale and 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.