South African double for Flower Alley

Inform Travers Stakes winner Flower Alley had a quickfire double in South Africa over the past weekend, with son Rock Aloe saluting on Friday and daughter How And Why victorious the following day.

Lightly raced 3yo gelding Rock Aloe made it two wins from just three starts when he won over 1600m at Fairview on Friday for trainer Alan Greeff and jockey Greg Cheyne.
Third on debut, the Wynand Nel bred three-year-old followed up a facile maiden win over 1300m when prevailing in a thrilling finish to Friday’s fourth race, and he looks a progressive sort in the making.

Out of the Elliodor mare Art Of Africa, Rock Aloe has now won or placed in each of his three career starts.

His paternal half-sister How And Why gave Flower Alley a South African weekend double when she got off the mark at Durbanville on Saturday. The three-year-old filly, bred and owned by Daytona Stud, powered home to get up late and win going away by a long neck. Out of the Qui Danzig mare What If, How And Why (her sire’s only runner at Durbanville on Saturday) had been placed in each of her two previous starts, and the Eric Sands trained filly has now won or placed in three of only four starts.

Her G1 winning sire Flower Alley has now been responsible for 16 winners from his first South African crop, including unbeaten galloper Alibi Guy, debut winner Marygold and the stakes placed Parterre.

Sire of more than 40 stakes horses (including Kentucky Derby winning champion I’ll Have Another), Flower Alley has four lots on offer at the 2019 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale and a further five lots at the 2019 CTS Ready To Run Sale.