South African treble for Flower Alley

Wilgerbosdrift’s high-class sire Flower Alley has been in a rich vein of form this season, and the former Travers Stakes winner’s tremendous form continued on Saturday, when Flower Alley supplied three impressive local winners.

Flower Alley’s first success on Saturday came when his three-year-old daughter Veneta broke her maiden in courageous fashion at Turffontein.
Under Raymond Danielson, the Johan Janse Van Vuuren trained filly kept going to land Saturday’s third race, a maiden plate for fillies and mares over 1200m, by a head.
Bred by Laurence Wernars, Veneta, making just her fourth start, had finished fourth and second respectively in her two previous starts.

Flower Alley’s second winner at Turffontein came when his progressive daughter Wisteria Avenue romped home to land the fifth race, an MR 74 handicap, by two lengths. Trained by Mike de Kock, the Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein bred three-year-old had won her maiden impressively last time out, with Wisteria Avenue now a winner of two of just five starts.

The inform Flower Alley also had success at Kenilworth on Saturday, when his Candice Bass-Robinson trained son Firealley made much of the running to land the Computaform Online MR 93 Handicap (1600m) by a length and a half.
Bred by Drakenstein Stud, the four-year-old Firealley has now won his last two starts, with the Flower Alley son also finishing second in last season’s G3 World Sports Betting Variety Club Mile.

Currently seventh on the South African General Sires List, Flower Alley is the sire of 53 black type horses, with his progeny having amassed more than $43 million in earnings.

The son of Distorted Humor has four lots on offer at the November Two Year Old Sale.