Wilgerbosdrift’s inform sire Flower Alley begun the 2022-2023 South African racing season in fine style with the son of Distorted Humor supplying a pair of eye catching winners at the Vaal on Thursday afternoon.
His classy three-year-old daughter Feather Boa justified favouritism in Thursday’s third race, the www.Tab4racing.co.za Graduation Plate (3 year olds) (1450m).
An impressive winner of the Bloodstock SA Sales Cup last time out, where she beat subsequent G1 winner Canadian Summer into second place, the Stuart Pettigrew trained Feather Boa proved a cut above her rivals on Thursday.
Under a confident ride from Kabelo Matsunyane, the three-year-old hit the front a long way from home and stayed on to score, a shade cosily, by three-parts of a length.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Feather Boa was a R200 000 buy from the 2021 August Two Year Old Sale.
Out of the Silvano mare Osprey, Feather Boa, who looks destined for bigger and better things, has now won twice from just four starts.
Feather Boa’s full-sister Global Gateway comes up for sale at the 2022 August Two Year Old Sale.
Flower Alley’s second winner on Thursday came when his son Jaimala produced an eye catching turn of foot to land the seventh race, the Play Soccer 6, 10 and 13 MR 84 Handicap (2000m), in eye catching style.
Under Gabriell Pieterse, the Ashley Fortune trained five-year-old stormed home to get up close home and win going away by a length and three-quarters.
Another bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Jaimala has now won five times, with the gelding victorious in three of his last four starts.
Out of the Fort Wood mare Daphne Garland, Jaimala was a R300 000 buy from the 2019 National 2YO Sale.
His G1 Travers Stakes winning sire had a wonderful season in 2021-2022, with Flower Alley flagbearers headed by G1 HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes winner Princess Calla, and fellow graded stakes winners Bold Fortune, Firealley and Maharanee.
Flower Alley has 11 lots on offer at the upcoming August Two Year Old Sale.