Wilgerbosdrift’s inform Travers Stakes winning sire Flower Alley’s good week continued when his daughter Christmas Flower ran out a last gasp winner of the last race at the Vaal on Thursday afternoon.
The lightly raced four-year-old flew up late over 1200m, and got up to score in the shadow of the post under a fine ride from Denis Schwarz.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, the Alec Laird trained Christmas Flower has now won three of just six starts, having contested last season’s G2 Wilgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas.
Two days earlier, Flower Alley had supplied a hugely impressive winner at Kenilworth, when his son Firealley romped home to shed his maiden by nearly five lengths.
Under jockey Aldo Domeyer, the gelded 3yo pulled well clear in the closing stages to score as he liked over 1200m.
Bred by Drakenstein Stud, the Candice Bass-Robinson trained Firealley is held in high regards by his connections and he looks to have a bright future following his gelding operation.
Last Saturday, Flower Alley’s daughter Princess Calla stamped herself a leading contender for this season’s G1 WSB Cape Fillies Guineas when she scored a handsome win in the G2 Western Cape Fillies Championship for trainer Adam Marcus and jockey Craig Zackey.
The Maine Chance Farms bred filly has now won two of just three starts and looks a fantastic prospect for Flower Alley!
Flower Alley has 13 lots on the upcoming Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale including a colt (Lot 11) out of G3 Acacia Handicap winner Amur Affair, a full-brother (Lot 22) to East Cape Derby runner up Rock Aloe, and a half-brother (Lot 169) to Umngeni Handicap winner Kissable.