Tuesday double for Flower Alley

Wilgerbosdrift’s G1 winning stallion Flower Alley went close to enjoying G1 success on Vodacom Durban July day, and the former Travers Stakes winner had a good day at Turffontein on Tuesday when responsible for a pair of winners on the eight race card.

Flower Alley gelding Foreign Field, under a well timed ride from Ryan Munger, unleashed a devastating turn of foot which saw him get up to win Tuesday’s fifth race, a graduation plate over 1450m, by a short head.

Trained by Paul Matchett, three-year-old  Foreign Field has now won twice for his connections.

Out of the Fort Wood mare Far Hills, the Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein bred gelding was a R130 000 buy from the 2019 National 2YO Sale.

Flower Alley rounded off Tuesday’s Turffontein racemeeting in style when his three-year-old son Twin Turbo stayed on gamely to win the last race for trainer Fabian Habib and jockey Denis Schwarz.

The Ndoro Stud bred gelding, who is out of the Western Winter mare Zephira, has now won two of his last three starts.

Flower Alley went close to enjoying big race success at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday when his top-class daughter Princess Calla ran a short-head second in the G1 Jonsson Workwear Garden Province Stakes. Winner of both the G2 Western Cape Fillies Championship and G3 Umzimkhulu Stakes this season, Princess Calla has now earned over R720 000 in prize money.