Flower Alley relative wins Penn Mile

Talented US three-year-old Moon Colony, the impressive winner of Saturday’s G2 Penn Mile, hails from the immediate family of Wilgerbosdrift’s well performed resident sire Flower Alley.

Moon Colony, who took his record to three from just seven starts when running out a comfortable 1.25 length winner of Saturday’s $500 000, is a son of Uncle Mo and the Carson City mare Promenade Girl, with the latter also responsible for triple G1 winning filly Cavorting (by Bernardini).

Promenade Girl’s third dam is the Reviewer mare Dumfries –who also ranks as the fourth dam of Flower Alley himself.

Other notable performers descended in female line from Dumfries include the G1 winners Another Review, Tosen Ra, Spielberg, No Review, Ashkal Way, and Urbane, with Dumfries herself being a half-sister to champion sire/broodmare sire Lyphard.

A superb racehorse, whose five wins included the 2005 G1 Travers Stakes, Flower Alley is responsible for 40 black type performers thus far, with his stars including such G1 winners as I’ll Have Another, Bullards Alley, Lukes Alley and Lilacs And Lace.

The son of Distorted Humor has made a pleasing start with his first South African crop of two-year-olds this season with nine of Flower Alley’s first local crop having either won or finished in the money at the time of writing.

Flower Alley has two lots on offer at next month’s KZN Yearling Sale.