Wilgerbosdrift’s successful G1 winning stallion Flower Alley looks to have come up with another exciting three-year-old in the form of Reunion.
The latter made a stunning, winning debut on the Turffontein Inside Track on Saturday afternoon when slamming some well bred rivals to win as he liked over 1600 metres.
Trained by Paul Peter, the Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein bred Reunion was sent off a 16-1 for Saturday’s second race, but made a mockery of his starting price with a fluent win.
Under jockey Warren Kennedy, the well bred colt was always up with the pace with Reunion drawing clear in the closing stages to score on debut by a whopping 10.25 lengths -despite hanging in the final stages.
A full-brother to the very smart Azores (a good winner earlier in the week), Reunion is out of the Fort Wood sired SA Oaks winner Ilha Bela.
His G1 Travers Stakes winning sire Flower Alley has been responsible for nearly 50 black type horses thus far, with his tally including Kentucky Derby/Preakness Stakes winning champion I’ll Have Another and recent G2 Western Cape Fillies Championship heroine Princess Calla.
Flower Alley is also responsible for high-class filly Marygold, who scored an emotional win when carrying the silks of the late Peter White to win at the Vaal on Thursday.