Wilgerbosdrift’s resident sire Flower Alley has made a very encouraging start with his first South African 2yos this season, and the G1 winning son of Distorted Humor was responsible for a seventh first South African crop winner at Kenilworth on Saturday.
Promising two-year-old gelding Bayberry became his sire’s seventh local 2yo winner this season when he justified tote favouritism on Saturday.
The Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein bred Bayberry had caught the eye when running on nicely for third on debut, over 1250m at Durbanville, and he duly went one better over the weekend when scoring over 1400 metres.
Under jockey Richard Fourie, Bayberry rocketed home late and got up to post a cosy one length success at the expense of stable mate Over The Odds.
Trained by Justin Snaith, Bayberry was a R1 000 000 buy from last year’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
He joins the likes of Alibi Guy, Keep Smiling, Rille, Smiley Kylie, Parterre and Pomander as early winners to have emerged from Flower Alley’s first crop.
Already the sire of G1 winners I’ll Have Another, Lukes Alley, Bullards Alley and Lilacs And Lace, Flower Alley has 21 lots on offer at the 2019 Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale next month.