Four in a row for Flower Alley son

Wilgerbosdrift’s resident sire Flower Alley, sire of South Africa’s reigning Horse Of The Year Princess Calla among others, looks to have a very smart son on his hands in the form of Iron Bark.

The latter made it four wins on the bounce when winning a good race at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Wednesday.

Trained by Gareth Van Zyl, Iron Bark provided apprentice Nirvan Nastili with his first win when he powered home to claim Wednesday’s Follow In The Box Seat Podcast MR 86 Handicap (1000m) by a length and a half.

Bred by Ian Heyns, the gelded five-year-old has now won eight times from 24 starts and has earned more than R500 000 in stakes.

Iron Bark is out of the Var mare Heritage Wood.

His G1 Travers Stakes winning sire Flower Alley has made a good start to the 2023-2024 racing season, with his early flagbearers thus far including Listed Betway Insurebet Jockey Club Stakes winner Flower Of Saigon.

Flower Alley is also the sire of four time G1 winner Princess Calla, who was not only crowned South Africa’s Horse Of The Year in 2022-2023 but also Equus Champion Older Filly/Mare.