Wilgerbosdrift’s in-form sire Flower Alley is shaping up as a potentially top-class broodmare sire.
The son of Distorted Humor was represented by a second major graded winner as a damsire in under a week when his two-year-old granddaughter Daisy captured the G3 Tempted Stakes at Aqueduct on Friday.
Daisy, a daughter of Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Blame, simply romped to a 4.75 length win in the 1600m Tempted Stakes to stamp herself as potentially one of the best fillies of her generation.
Set into a drive at the top of the stretch, Daisy thwarted back the challenge and extended away to the wire to secure the victory.
Trained by John Servis, Daisy is now unbeaten in two outings, having won first time out by eight lengths and she looks a very special filly indeed.
Daisy is the first stakes winner produced by the winning Flower Alley mare Lovely Stay.
(Blame’s sire Arch is broodmare sire of Flower Alley’s champion and G1 Kentucky Derby winning son I’ll Have Another, who now resides at stud in Japan.)
Just days earlier, Lucky Lilac (out of Flower Alley’s G1 Ashland Stakes winner Lilacs And Lace) had captured the G3 Artemis Stakes in Tokyo.
The 2yo daughter of Orfevre is now unbeaten in two outings and could be a Japanese classic prospect for 2018.
A son of champion US sire Distorted Humor, and from the same family as champion sire Lyphard, Flower Alley’s black type winners this year include 10.75 length G1 Pattison Canadian International winner Bullards Alley, who was not beaten far in Saturday’s G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf.