Wilgerbosdrift’s red hot resident sire Flower Alley has made the perfect start to the new season. Not only did the former G1 Travers Stakes winner came up with two winners at the Vaal on Thursday, but Flower Alley had a trio of winners the following day, with his daughters Integrity and Santa Therese also finishing first and second in Friday’s Listed East Cape Paddock Stakes.
Six-year-old Integrity became Flower Alley’s 32nd stakes winner when she ran out a convincing winner of Friday’s Listed East Cape Paddock Stakes.
Under Ryan Munger, the Tara Laing trained mare kept going strongly in the closing stages of Friday’s 1600m contest to hold off her paternal half-sister, and 2021 East Cape Paddock Stakes winner Santa Therese, and score by a length and a quarter.
Bred by Maine Chance Farms, Integrity has now won seven of her 20 starts and is yet another stakes winning daughter of Flower Alley.
Out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Illumiere, Integrity was originally sold for R600 000 at the 2018 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, before being knocked down for R41 000 at the BSA 2021 March Online Auction.
She was one of three local winners on Friday for Flower Alley, whose daughters Klaserie and Acacia’s Blossom won the first race at Fairview and fifth race at Hollywoodbets Greyville respectively.
Sire of former US champion, and G1 Kentucky Derby/G1 Preakness Stakes winner I’ll Have Another, Flower Alley was responsible for six black type winners in South Africa last season, with his tally of stakes winners headed by G1 HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes winner Princess Calla.
Also broodmare sire of recent G1 TVG.com Haskell Stakes winner Cyberknife, Flower Alley has 11 lots on offer at the upcoming August Two Year Old Sale.