Peninsula Handicap glory for Flower Alley

Wilgerbosdrift’s very much inform stallion Flower Alley came up with his 29th stakes winner when his talented son FireAlley captured the G2 Peninsula Handicap (1800m) at Kenilworth on Saturday.
A four-year-old gelding, trained by Candice Bass-Robinson, FireAlley captured his biggest race to date with a bold showing in Saturday’s R200 000 contest.

Under Greg Cheyne, the Flower Alley son motored home powerfully down the outside of the track, to win, going away by two and a quarter lengths.

Bred by Drakenstein Stud, four-year-old FireAlley, a winner of three of his last four races, claimed the G2 Peninsula Handicap in a time of 110.89 seconds.

FireAlley, who is out of the Galileo mare Fire Spinner, had finished second in last season’s G3 World Sports Betting Variety Club Mile, and he has now won four of 19 starts.

His G1 Travers Stakes winning sire Flower Alley is having another fine season in 2021-2022, with the son of Distorted Humor’s flagbearers including the aforementioned FireAlley as well as G2 WSB Ipi Tombe Challenge/G3 Yellowwood Handicap queen Bold Fortune.

Flower Alley, whose progeny also include Kentucky Derby winning champion I’ll Have Another, has a single lot on the 2022 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.