Impressive debut winner for Flower Alley

Wilgerbosdrift’s successful sire Flower Alley came up with an eye catching two-year-old winner, when his daughter Bathing Beauty won on debut at Turffontein on Tuesday.

Trained by Paul Peter, Bathing Beauty was quickly sent to the front in Tuesday’s Maiden Juvenile Plate (Fillies) (1000m), and she stayed in front.

Under Warren Kennedy, the Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein bred two-year-old galloped on resolutely and went onto pass the post three lengths clear of another well bred first timer in the form of Quest From Afar.

Bathing Beauty, who is out of the Fort Wood mare Loofah, was a R40 000 buy from the 2020 Cape Yearling Sale.

She is the second recent two-year-old winner for her sire Flower Alley, whose daughter Southern Cape contested Saturday’s G3 Protea Stakes.

Already sire of such G1 winners as I’ll Have Another, Lukes Alley, Bullards Alley and Lilacs And Lace, Flower Alley has 12 lots on offer at the upcoming National Yearling Sale, including a half-brother (Lot 210) to champion French Navy, and a colt (Lot 220) out of G2 The Debutante winner Rosier.