Wilgerbosdrift’s resident stallion Flower Alley has made a bright start with his first South African runners this season, and the G1 winning son of Distorted Humor made headlines yet again when his two-year-old son Parterre became Flower Alley’s fourth South African winner when scoring on Friday.
Making just his second start, the Alan Greeff trained colt showed his class by romping home to a facile two and a quarter length maiden win when victorious over 1200m at Fairview on Friday.
Out of the Oasis Dream mare Square Dance, the Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein bred Parterre had been a well backed favourite on debut but finished fifth over 1200 metres.
Parterre follows the likes of Alibi Guy, Keep Smiling and Rille as two-year-old winners sired by Flower Alley this season. (Another son of the sire, Bayberry, made a big impression when storming home late for third place over 1250m at Durbanville recently).
Flower Alley, whose progeny have won such major races as the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Santa Anita Derby, Gulfstream Park Handicap, Canadian International and Ashland Stakes, has two lots on offer at the 2019 KZN Yearling Sale.