Wilgerbosdrift’s inform sire Flower Alley looks to have a very progressive daughter to his name in the form of Bold Fortune.
The latter made it four wins in a row when scoring a thrilling win at the Vaal on Tuesday afternoon.
Under a well timed ride from Diego De Gouveia, four-year-old Bold Fortune powered home from off the pace to get up in the shadow of the post and win Tuesday’s Betontab.co.za Pinnacle Stakes (1800m) by a short head -at the expense of the very promising filly Eternity Ring.
The Stuart Pettigrew trained filly has now won six of 13 starts, with Bold Fortune having won the G2 World Sports Betting Ipi Tombe Challenge and G3 Yellowwood Handicap at her two starts prior to Tuesday’s race.
Out of the Rich Man’s Gold mare Plata Parana, Bold Fortune was bred by the Narrow Creek Stud.
The Flower Alley filly was a R45 000 buy from the 2019 Cape Yearling Sale and has now earned in excess of R520 000.
Bold Fortune’s G1 winning sire had also enjoyed success at Kenilworth the day before, when his well bred daughter Irish Wildflower got off the mark impressively. Making just her third career start, the Eric Sands trained three-year-old romped to break her maiden by two and a half lengths. Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Irish Wildflower had been fifth in her only two previous starts and the Flower Alley daughter looks to have scope for further improvement.
Flower Alley, whose progeny also include the Kentucky Derby winning champion I’ll Have Another, has a single lot on offer at the upcoming Cape Premier Yearling Sale, and a further seven lots on the Cape Yearling Sale.