Wilgerbosdrift’s G1 winning stallion Flower Alley had an eye catching two-year-old winner on Monday.
His daughter Zernez caught the eye when winning over 1000m, at the first time of asking, by a length , under jockey Sherman Brown.
Trained by Corne Spies, Zernez was bred by the Winterbach Stud.
Out of the Fort Wood mare Biasca, Zernez is the first two-year-old winner for Flower Alley this season.
Her sire had enjoyed local success this past weekend, when Flower Alley filly Milford Sound romped home to shed her maiden by nearly two lengths at Turffontein on Saturday. The Ian Heyns bred filly has now won or placed in four of just six starts, and she is the 23rd winner to have emerged from Flower Alley’s first South African crop.
A Travers Stakes winning son of Distorted Humor, and hailing from the same family as Lyphard, Flower Alley is set to be represented by his sons Azores and Parterre in Saturday’s G1 Arc Commemorative Cape Derby.
Sire of more than 40 stakes horses and counting, Flower Alley has seven lots on offer at the upcoming Cape Yearling Sale.