Wilgerbosdrift’s inform sire Flower Alley looks to have yet another high-class filly to his name in the form of Feather Boa.
The latter claimed her second sales cup race when storming home to win Saturday’s Bloodstock SA Sales Cup (Fillies) at Turffontein, with Feather Boa having previously downed subsequent Equus Champion Canadian Summer when victorious in the Bloodstock SA Sales Cup last season.
Trained by Stuart Pettigrew, Feather Boa was given a well judged ride by Randall Simons, with Simons bringing his mount with a sustained late charge to win going away, and claim the R180 000 first place prize with a just over one and a quarter length win.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, three-year-old Feather Boa has now won three of just six starts and has only once been out of the first two.
Out of the Silvano mare Osprey, Feather Boa was a R200 000 buy from the 2021 August Two Year Old Sale.
She joins the likes of G1 winners Lilacs And Lace and Princess Calla, and fellow graded stakes winners Bold Fortune, My Wandy’s Girl, and Maharanee as high-class fillies sired by Flower Alley.
The latter is also enjoying increasing success as a broodmare sire, with Flower Alley mares having already produced such G1 winners as Cyberknife, Lucky Lilac and Smooth Like Strait.