Monday double for Flower Alley

Wilgerbosdrift’s successful resident sire Flower Alley made the perfect start to the week, when the G1 Travers Stakes winning son of Distorted Humor came up with a pair of winners at Kenilworth on Monday.

His three-year-old daughter Love Note confirmed the promise of her last out second when running on strongly to break her maiden by a length and a quarter, while winning Kenilworth’s fifth race, a maiden plate for fillies and mares over 1600m.

Trained by Justin Snaith, the Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein bred Love Note was ridden to victory by Richard Fourie.

Flower Alley’s next success came in the very next race, when his Candice Bass-Robinson trained son Alingalonga captured Monday’s sixth race in fine style.

Under Greg Cheyne, the 3yo gelded son of Flower Alley drew off in the closing stages to break his maiden by a length and three quarters, while scoring over 1600m.
Bred by Moutonshoek, Alingalonga had been fifth in his two races prior to Monday’s win.

His sire Flower Alley, whose 50 plus stakes horses include the Kentucky Derby winning champion I’ll Have Another as well as this season’s top-class filly Princess Calla, enjoyed success at the recent National Sale where his yearlings made up to R500 000.