Weekend double for Flower Alley

Wilgerbosdrift’s exciting sire Flower Alley, whose first South African crop reach the track this season, enjoyed yet another weekend double this past week.

The 2005 G1 Travers Stakes winner’s first winner over the weekend came when his 3yo daughter Tidy Stripe broke her maiden on Friday. Three-year-old Tidy Stripe romped home to win her first race by four and a quarter lengths, when scoring for trainer Kieron Magee and jockey Carol Cedeno at Laurel Park last week.

Tidy Stripe was produced by the Darshaan mare French Flag.

Flower Alley doubled up on Saturday when another daughter, the very smart Beach Flower, scored over a mile and a sixteenth at Keeneland.
The five-year-old, who had contested the G1 Apple Blossom Handicap earlier this year, recorded the seventh win of her career, when running out a stunning ten and a quarter length winner at Keeneland for trainer McLean Robertson and jockey Chris Landeros.

Out of the Harlan’s Holiday mare Hogan Beach, Beach Flower (whose previous wins included the HBPA Stakes) has now earned nearly $300 000 in prize money.

She is one of 40 stakes horses for her G1 winning sire, whose notable progeny include the champions I’ll Have Another, My Wandy’s Girl, and Lukes Alley, as well as the G1 winners Bullards Alley and Lilacs And Lace. (Flower Alley is also sire of US millionaire Neck ‘N Neck who is set to stand his first season at Breakaway Farm in 2019).

Flower Alley, whose relatives include the breed shaping champion sire Lyphard, is a son of red hot sire (and sire of sires) Distorted Humor.
The latter was responsible for a 17th G1 winner when his 2yo daughter Restless Rider captured Friday’s G1 Alcibiades Stakes, while Distorted Humor son Maclean’s Music made headlines on Saturday when his son Complexity landed the historic G1 Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park.

Flower Alley has a single lot on offer at the 2018 CTS Ready To Run Sale.