Flower Alley dominates Ipi Tombe Challenge

Daughters of Wilgerbosdrift’s inform stallion Flower Alley dominated the finish to Tuesday’s G2 Ipi Tombe Challenge (1600m), with the sire’s daughters Bold Fortune, Perfect Witness and Clafoutis finishing first, second and fourth respectively in the Turffontein feature.

Trained by Stuart Pettigrew, the progressive Bold Fortune made it back to back graded race wins, with the four-year-old having claimed the G3 Yellowwood Handicap last time out.
The Flower Alley daughter was given a fine ride by regular rider Diego De Gouveia, with De Gouveia bringing his mount home with a sustained finish to win by a neck.

Flower Alley’s daughter Perfect Witness, who made much of the running in the Ipi Tombe Challenge, was very game back in second, and it surely won’t be long before she claims a graded stakes win of her own, with yet another Flower Alley filly, Clafoutis, finishing back in fourth.

Bred by the Narrow Creek Stud, Bold Fortune has now won five of just 12 starts for her connections.

Inbred to champion Forty Niner, Bold Fortune (a R80 000 buy from the 2019 Ready To Run Sale) is out of the Rich Man’s Gold mare Plata Parana.

She is one of stakes horses sired by Flower Alley, with the latter currently fifth on the South African General Sires List.