Wilgerbosdrift’s well performed and successful new sire Flower Alley looks to have a promising two-year-old on his hands.
The 2005 G1 Travers Stakes winner is the sire of promising Canadian colt Crescent Drive, who followed up a smart debut second with an authorative victory at Woodbine on Sunday.
Given a 4-1 chance inthis event rained off the turf course, the colt tracked the leading
group in sixth behind a half-mile in :49.57 and rallied four wide to win going away by 2 1/4 lengths.
Crescent Drive was bred by Eugene Melnyk, who raced Flower Alley to five victories and prize money of over $2 million in stakes.
Best known as the sire of G1 Kentucky Derby/Preakness Stakes winner I’ll Have Another, Flower Alley has been represented by seven black type performers in 2015 –including G3 Greenwood Cup winner Neck ‘N Neck and stakes winners Awesome Flower and Firespike.
A son of champion US sire Distorted Humor, Flower Alley is a half brother to a pair of Japanese G1 winners in Spielberg (Tenno Sho) and Tosen Ra (Mile Championship) and hails from the female line of breed shaping sire Lyphard.