Flower Alley colt wins on debut

Wilgerbosdrift’s well performed stallion Flower Alley has made a bright start with his first South African two-year-olds this season, and the former G1 Travers Stakes winner had an eye catching debut winner on Tuesday when his son Alibi Guy scored impressively at the Vaal racecourse.

Trained by Mike de Kock, and bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Alibi Guy defied greeness to stay on gamely to score by a long head over 1600m.

Closely inbred to Forty Niner, Alibi Guy is out of the four time winning Rich Man’s Gold mare Treaj Pots, whose wins included the Listed Queen Palm Handicap.

He is a third South African first crop winner for Flower Alley, following the likes of Keep Smiling and Rille.

To date, Flower Alley has had 15 first crop starters in South Africa, with six of these having either won or finished in the money.

The son of Distorted Humor is currently responsible for 40 stakes horses the world over (his progeny have already earned in excess of $38 000 000), with his stars including the G1 Kentucky Derby winning champion I’ll Have Another, and Canadian champion Lukes Alley.