Wilgerbosdrift’s G1 winning stallion Flower Alley is having a tremendous season in 2021-2022, and the son of Distorted Humor made it five South African winners in four days when he supplied a pair of winners at Turffontein on Monday afternoon.
Flower Alley’s first success at Turffontein came when his Paul Peter trained daughter Sacred Lotus captured the third race, the Betontab.co.za FM 94 Divided Handicap over 1450m.
Under Kaidan Brewer, the Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein bred filly claimed her third win when fighting off a determined I Dream Of Genie to win by half a length.
Out of the Silvano mare Water Bird, Sacred Lotus (who had finished either second or third in her three previous starts) was a R140 000 buy from the 2019 National 2YO Sale.
Her sire’s second success on Monday came when his Stephen Moffatt trained daughter Opera Glass justified favouritism to land the fifth race, the Highveld Racing.co.za FM 91 Divided Handicap (F&M) over 2000m.
Under S’Manga Khumalo, four-year-old Opera Glass dug down deep to score by a long neck, with the Flower Alley filly making it back to back wins in the process.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, the consistent Opera Glass is out of the Fort Wood mare Loupe.
Winner of the 2005 G1 Travers Stakes, Flower Alley had previously enjoyed success at Fairview on Friday with Rock Garden, before his daughters Cheringoma and Perfect Witness won their respective races at Turffontein the following day.
Sire of more than 50 black type horses, including Kentucky Derby winning champion I’ll Have Another as well as recent G3 Yellowwood Handicap winner Bold Fortune, Flower Alley has four lots on offer at this week’s November Two Year Old Sale.