Kenilworth double for Flower Alley

Wilgerbosdrift’s G1 winning sire Flower Alley has made a bright start to 2020, and the former Travers Stakes winner supplied two more winners at Kenilworth on Saturday afternoon.
His Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm 3yo daughter White Lace was rewarded for consistency when she broke her maiden in eye catching fashion while scoring over 1600m on Saturday.

The Vaughan Marshall trained filly flew up late, under a well judged ride from Sandile Mbhele, to post a decisive one length maiden win, with another Flower Alley filly, Forget O’ Girls, finishing fourth.

White Lace, the 20th individual winner to have emerged from Flower Alley’s first South African crop, has now won or been placed in seven of her nine starts.

Flower Alley’s second success at Kenilworth on Saturday came when his son Parterre stayed on nicely to score over 2000m for trainer Brett Crawford and jockey Corne Orffer. The Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein bred colt, third in last season’s Champion Juvenile Cup, was trying the 2000m trip for a first time, and he has now won or placed in four of seven starts.

The sire of more than 40 black type horses, including US champion and Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another, Flower Alley has five yearlings on offer at the upcoming Cape Premier Yearling Sale (including a half-sister to Fillies Guineas winner Alexis), and seven lots on February’s Cape Yearling Sale (including a filly out of G1 Woolavington 2000 winner Zirconeum).