Wilgerbosdrift’s very much inform stallion Flower Alley had more success on Saturday, when the former G1 Travers Stakes winner supplied a pair of eye catching winners at Turffontein.
Flower Alley’s first success at Turffontein came when his Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein bred daughter Cheringoma romped home to a facile win in Saturday’s third race, the Betontab.co.za Maiden Plate (1600m).
Fourth on debut, three-year-old Cheringoma was all the rage for Saturday’s race having finished a close up second on her only other start.
The Stuart Pettigrew trained filly lived up to expectations, with Cheringoma drawing off in the closing stages to win impressively by four lengths, and she looks to be a progressive sort with the scope for further improvement.
Out of the Montjeu mare Gorongosa, Cheringoma was a R425 000 buy from the 2020 National Yearling Sale.
Flower Alley’s second success at Turffontein on Saturday came when his promising daughter Perfect Witness downed some useful fillies and mares when victorious in the afternoon’s seventh race, the WSB Presents The Gauteng Summer Cup 27 November Graduation Plate (1600m).
Under Warren Kennedy, the Candice Dawson trained filly pulled well clear of her rivals to win emphatically by three and a quarter lengths.
Bred by James Armitage, Perfect Witness has now won twice from just five starts, and was second, to the promising Mike’s Chick, on her penultimate start.
Her sire Flower Alley, broodmare sire of recent G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile runner up Smooth Like Strait, is having another fine season, with his flag bearers in 2021-2022 including G3 Yellowwood Handicap winner Bold Fortune and the very smart Santa Therese.
Currently fifth on the South African General Sires List, Flower Alley has four lots on the upcoming November Two Year Old Sale.