Wilgerbosdrift’s bang inform resident sire Flower Alley, sire of Saturday’s impressive G2 Cartier Sceptre Stakes winner Princess Calla, struck again at Turffontein on Tuesday when the son of Distorted Humor came up with two eye catching winners.
Flower Alley’s Tuesday double highlighted his versatilty as a stallion with his son Chyavana victorious over 1160m and daughter Raratonga Rose scoring over 2400m on the same day.
Trained by Johan Janse Van Vuuren, four-year-old Chyavana showed his class when downing some smart sorts in the third race at Turffontein.
Under Gavin Lerena, the Flower Alley gelding produced a fine turn of foot which saw Chyavana mow down his rivals and get up to win Tuesday’s Racehorse Owners Association MR 96 Handicap (1160m) by nearly half a length, going away.
Bred by Maine Chance Farms, Chyavana has now won five of just 11 starts, and three of his four most recent starts.
The gelding is out of the Querari mare Cosmic Light.
Flower Alley is also sire of the smart filly Raratonga Rose who made it four wins from her last five starts when she claimed Tuesday’s Furious Room Now Opened FM 80 Handicap (F&M) (2400m).
Under Keagan De Melo, the Lucky Houdalakis trained three-year-old kept finding more to beat fellow Flower Alley filly, and stablemate, Namaqua Rose into second in a close finish.
Bred by part-owner Laurence Wernars, three-year-old Raratonga Rose has now won four of nine starts.
She is out of the Exceed And Excel mare Faraway Island.
Responsible for more South African stakes winners this season than Vercingetorix, What A Winter, Master Of My Fate, Silvano and Dynasty, Flower Alley is currently ninth on the South African General Sires List.