Big weekend for Alley

Wilgerbosdrift’s exciting new sire Flower Alley enjoyed a good run of success this past weekend. The former G1 Travers Stakes had a pair of smart looking winners in North America, while his champion son Lukes Alley ran second in the G2 Autumn Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday.

Flower Alley

Flower Alley


Flower Alley looks to have an above average three-year-old on his hands in the form of Flower Dean. The sophomore filly made it two wins from as many outings when she won the final race on Sunday’s Woodbine card. Always going well, jockey Justin Stein Justin Stein hit the gas right at the
opening bell and Flower Dean streaked through an openingquarter-mile in :22.27 with some company to her outside.Snugly in front at the quarter pole, Flower Dean managed to find
something extra for the final furlong and held off SP Quidi Vidi(Marcavelly) by a half-length to maintain her unbeaten record.

She was the second winner on the weekend for her sire, whose All Run Won had won one day earlier.

Lukes Alley, meanwhile, continued to add to his fine record in graded races when finishing second to the very talented Are You Kidding Me in the G2 Autumn Stakes –a race the son of Flower Alley had previously won in 2014. The consistent Lukes Alley, Canada’s Champion Older Male last year, has now won or placed in ten of his 12 outings and amassed more than $500 000 in prize money.
Interestingly, another son of Flower Alley, former G2 Sky Classic Stakes winner Karibu Gardens, finished back in fifth spot in the Autumn Stakes.

A horse with tremendous libido and fertility, Flower Alley was fully booked this year at a fee of R80 000. His first local foals will arrive in 2016.

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