Flower Alley filly lands Tattersalls Jamaica Handicap

Wilgerbosdrift’s red hot resident sire Flower Alley came up with his 34th stakes winner when his four-year-old daughter Evening Primrose won the Listed Tattersalls Jamaica Handicap (2000m) run at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday afternoon.

A game winner of her last start, the Gareth Van Zyl trained Evening Primrose made it three wins from her last four starts when she won the 2023 Jamaica Handicap.

Under Anthandiwe Mgudlwa, Evening Primrose hit the front some way from home in Saturday’s Listed feature and kept finding more in the closing stages to hold on and score by a neck.

The Jamaica Handicap was a true triumph for Flower Alley, who is also sire of the third place finisher Flowers Of Saigon.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Evening Primrose has now won five of 12 starts, and also finished third, behind champion Rain In Holland, in last season’s G2 Wilgerbosdrift SA Oaks.

The filly is out of the Dynasty mare Noor.

Flower Alley went close to enjoying a feature race double over the past weekend, with his multiple stakes winning daughter Santa Therese just touched off when second in Friday’s Listed Lady’s Bracelet.

Another daughter of the sire, Princess Calla, has been in scintillating form this season, with that Maine Chance Farms bred mare having claimed both the G2 wsb.co.za Southern Cross Stakes and G2 Cartier Sceptre Stakes this season.