Second Oaks win for Flower Alley filly

Wilgerbosdrift’s G1 Travers Stakes winning sire Flower Alley has had another wonderful season in 2022-2023 and the son of Distorted Humor struck yet again when his three-year-old daughter None Other won the G2 Track And Ball Oaks (2400m) at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Saturday. Under a great ride from S’Manga Khumalo, None Other showed tremendous courage in holding off a strong late challenge from Dawnofanewday to score by just over three-parts of a length.

It was a second Oaks success for None Other, with that Lucky Houdalakis trained filly having also claimed this season’s G2 Wilgerbosdrift Bridget Oppenheimer SA Oaks back in April.

Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, None Other has now won five of 14 starts for earnings of R1 144 500.

None Other, also runner up in the G3 Sea Cottage Stakes and G3 Fillies Mile and third in the G1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic this season, is out of the Dynasty mare One Of A Kind.

he is one of six stakes winners in South Africa for Flower Alley this season, with others including Clafoutis (G3 Acacia Stakes), Gilded Butterfly (G2 WSB Gerald Rosenberg Stakes) and the outstanding Princess Calla. The latter has won four graded stakes this season including the G1 South African Fillies Sprint, with Princess Calla having claimed a total of eight graded races in her career thus far.

Currently seventh on the South African General Sires List (above the likes of Dynasty, Silvano and Rafeef), Flower Alley has a single lot on offer at the 2023 KZN Yearling Sale.