South African treble for Flower Alley

Fresh off supplying a debut winner at the Vaal on Thursday, Wilgerbosdrift’s inform stallion Flower Alley came up with another eye catching first timer at Turffontein on Saturday.

Flower Alley’s three-year-old daughter Rosenwind caught the eye when making a winning debut in Saturday’s All To Come Maiden Plate (3 year old fillies) (1200m).

Under S’Manga Khumalo, the Botes/Vosloo trained sophomore came with a late burst to claim Saturday’s second race at Turffontein by a long neck in what proved a thrilling finish.

Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Rosenwind is out of the French Deputy mare Malmaison.

Her G1 winning sire Flower Alley had a memorable day on Saturday, with the Travers Stakes winner supplying three winners in South Africa. His second success came at Durbanville on Saturday, where his son Sky God much of the running to land the third race  on the card.

Under Greg Cheyne, the gelded three-year-old kept finding more in the closing stages to land Saturday’s Venturescapes Maiden Plate (1400m) by a length and a quarter.

Trained by Candice Bass-Robinson, Sky God, who was bred by Wynand Nel, had recorded three consecutive third place finishes prior to finishing sixth last time out.

Flower Alley’s third success in South Africa on Saturday came when his regally bred daughter Clafoutis won the fifth race at Turffontein in pleasing fashion. A hot favourite for the Play Soccer 6,10 and 13 Maiden Plate (F&M) (1450m), the Mike de Kock trained three-year-old romped home, under a confident ride from Gavin Lerena, to break her maiden by nearly three and a quarter lengths.

Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Clafoutis had finished fifth on debut before finishing second on her only other appearance.

The sire of more than 50 black type horses, and broodmare sire of G1 winners Lucky Lilac and Smooth Like Strait, Flower Alley has a single lot on offer at this year’s CTS Ready To Run Sale.