Wilgerbosdrift’s G1 winning sire Flower Alley made a pleasing start to his South African stud career, with his first crop of three-year-olds headed by six black type performers, notably Ormond Ferraris Oaks Trial winner Fayrooz and G1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic runner up Marygold.
The Travers Stakes winning son of Distorted Humor also looks to have some exciting two-year-old prospects this season, with Flower Alley supplying another smart looking juvenile winner at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Monday.
Flower Alley filly Princess Calla romped home on Monday to a facile first-time win for trainer Dennis Bosch and jockey Craig Zackey, stamping herself another promising prospect for her sire in the process.
Bred by Maine Chance Farms, and out of the Captain Al mare Princess Royal, Princess Calla was a R600 000 buy from last year’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
Princess Calla is Flower Alley’s eighth South African two-year-old winner this season, alongside Listed Kudex Perfect Promise Sprint runner up Lemon Delight and impressive debut winner Santa Therese.
Sire of 47 black type horses, including Kentucky Derby winning champion I’ll Have Another, and broodmare sire of multiple G1 winner Lucky Lilac, Flower Alley has 14 lots on offer at the upcoming Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.