Wilgerbosdrift’s highly successful sire Flower Alley had a memorable weekend, with the Distorted Humor son’s daughter Perfect Witness capturing the Betway Summer Consolation at Turffontein on Saturday, and his son Apex Top winning at Sha Tin on Sunday.
The gelded Apex Top raced just off the pace early in Sunday’s Chevalier Insurance Handicap before hitting the front a furlong from home and going on to score by a head.
Ridden to victory by Luke Ferraris, Apex Top is trained by Douglas Whyte.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Apex Top has now won three times in Hong Kong.
The gelding, closely inbred to Forty Niner, is out of the Rich Man’s Gold mare Cosima Liszt.
His G1 Travers Stakes winning sire Flower Alley is also the sire of the very classy mare Perfect Witness, who dug down deep to win the Betway Summer Consolation on Saturday. Under Diego De Gouveia (who is unbeaten on the Flower Alley daughter), the five-year-old stuck her head down where it mattered most in Saturday’s R300 000 race to win by a head.
Bred by Sandown Stud, the Candice Dawson trained Perfect Witness has now won seven times, with the mare victorious in each of her three latest starts.
Out of the Albarahin mare Fakazi, Perfect Witness was a R180 000 buy from the 2020 National Yearling sale, and she has now earned more than R800 000 in stakes.
Her sire Flower Alley is also the sire of South Africa’s reigning Horse Of The Year Princess Calla, a runner in Saturday’s G2 World Sports Betting Green Point Stakes.