Flower Alley double highlighted by impressive debut winner

Wilgerbosdrift’s successful sire Flower Alley has been responsible for a steady stream of winners of late, and the G1 winning son of Distorted Humor was at it again on Wednesday.

Flower Alley had a pair of winners at Gulstream Park West on Wednesday, highlighted by a hugely impressive debut winner in the form of his 3yo son Benjamin.
A colt trained by Dane Kobiskie, the bay sophomore simply sauntered home to score by 11.5 lengths first time out, when saluting on Wednesday.

Benjamin, who was produced by the Valley Crossing mare Mystic Notion, made much of the running in the one mile contest to win as he liked.

Flower Alley’s second winner on Wednesday came in the form of his four-year-old gelded son Baby I’m Perfect. The latter, winning for a second time in five outings this year, dug down deep to land an allowance optional claiming race at Gulfstream Park West. Trained by David Kassen, Baby I’m Perfect was produced by the Halo’s Image daughter Image Of Mom.

Winner of the 2005 G1 Travers Stakes, Flower Alley (who earned over $2 million in stakes) has some exceptionally well bred juveniles from his first South African crop racing this season.

Flower Alley’s first local crop of runners include half-siblings to such graded stakes winners as Belong To Me, Copper Parade, Martial Eagle, Noordhoek Flyer, Triptique and Whiteline Fever, as well as out of well performed stakes performers such as Alinga, Berry Blaze, Glenrossal, Milk And Honey and Zirconeum.

A half-brother to a pair of G1 winners, and from the same family as the great sire Lyphard, Flower Alley has 40 stakes horses to his name thus far, headed by champions I’ll Have Another, Lukes Alley and My Wandy’s Gal, as well as the G1 winners Bullards Alley and Lilacs And Lace.