Wednesday double for Flower Alley

Wilgerbosdrift’s in-form sire Flower Alley had a cross country double on Wednesday, with his son Baby I’m Perfect winning in North America and another son, Juniper Lane, scoring in South Africa on the same day.

Flower Alley’s gelded son Baby I’m Perfect picked up his third career victory when scoring a comfortable one and a quarter length score in an allowance optional claiming race over one mile and seventy yards at Gulfstream Park.

Under jockey Hector Berrios, the chestnut made most of the running and held on well to score a comfortable win.

His sire also enjoyed success at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Wednesday, when his 3yo son Juniper Lane powered home to shed his maiden by two lengths over 1200 metres on turf.

Trained by Kumaran Naidoo, the Ridgemont Highlands bred Juniper Lane had been second over 1200m at his previous outing.

The gelding is the 17th winner to have emerged from Flower Alley’s first South Africa crop, which also includes the unbeaten Alibi Guy, debut winner Marygold and the stakes placed Parterre. The son of Distorted Humor has been in good form of late, with three of his last five local runners ending up in the winners enclosure.

Sire of 40 stakes horses the world over, including champions I’ll Have Another, Lukes Alley, and My Wandy’s Girl, Flower Alley has four lots on offer at the upcoming Emperors Palace Ready to Run Sale.