Thursday double for Flower Alley

Wilgerbosdrift’s inform stallion Flower Alley continues to fire, and the former G1 Travers Stakes winner came up with two more eye catching winners at the Vaal on Thursday.

Both Flower Alley runners hail from the yard of Johan Janse Van Vuuren.
The Maine Chance Farms bred Chyavana gave Flower Alley his first success on Thursday when powering home to land the fourth race in smart style.
Under a low flying ride from Keagan De Melo, four-year-old Chyavana flew up late to land Thursday’s Middle Stakes (1200m) by a long neck, with the likes of Follow Me, Tuscan Winter and Sound Of Summer among his beaten rivals.

The gelded Chyavana, who is out of the Querari mare Cosmic Light, has now won four of just nine starts, with Chyavana having won his last two in a row.
Flower Alley’s second success on Thursday came when his three-year-old son Fostinovo captured the seventh race, the Kiddies Entertainment 26 November MR 80 Handicap (1200m) for Johan Janse Van Vuuren and Gavin Lerena.

Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, the progressive Fostinovo has now won two of just four starts, with the gelding having finished first or second in three of his first four starts.

Already sire of Kentucky Derby winning champion I’ll Have Another and four other G1 winners, Flower Alley has been responsible for more stakes winners in South Africa this season than all of Vercingetorix, Silvano, Gimmethegreenlight and Querari.

The son of Distorted Humor is currently sixth on the South African General Sires List for 2022-2023, with Flower Alley sired runners having already earned more than R2.982 million this season.