Wilgerbosdrift’s consistently successful sire Flower Alley had a memorable day at the Vaal on Thursday when he came up with two impressive juvenile winners.
Following her paternal half-sister Maharanee’s smart win in the first race on Thursday, Flower Alley’s two-year-old daughter None Other made a winning debut to land Thursday’s second race, the Racehorse Owners Association Juvenile Plate (1200m).
Trained by Lucky Houdalakis, None Other, who looked a picture in the parade, lived up to her looks with a stylish success on debut.
Under Gabriell Pieterse, the Flower Alley filly took time to find her feet, but kicked on strongly in the closing stages to get up late and win by nearly a length and a half.
Bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein (as is Maharanee), None Other is out of the Dynasty mare One Of A Kind.
Flower Alley is no stranger to siring high-class fillies with his notable daughters thus far headed by G1 Ashland Stakes winner Lilacs And Lace, G2 Fillies Championship winner Princess Calla, G3 Delta Downs Princess Stakes queen Bouquet Booth and this season’s G2 World Sports Betting Ipi Tombe Challenge winner Bold Fortune.
The latter is one of two Flower Alley daughters nominated for the G1 HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes.
A former Travers Stakes winner, Flower Alley is also becoming an increasingly successful broodmare sire, with Flower Alley already damsire of international G1 winners Cyberknife, Lucky Lilac and Smooth Like Strait as well as this season’s high-class US three-year-old My Prankster.