Wilgerbosdrift’s exciting resident sire Flower Alley had a very smart looking debut winner at Turffontein on Charity Mile day, when his son Prince Evlanoff won first time out over 1160 metres.
Trained by Alec Laird, the Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein bred colt was always prominent under jockey S’Manga Khumalo and kept going gamely in the closing stages to hold off the regally bred first timer Corvette Captain (a half-brother to Equus Champion French Navy) to score a half length win on debut.
Trainer Alec Laird described Prince Evlanoff as a special horse after the race, and the colt looks an exciting prospect for his sire and connections.
Out of the Right Approach mare Lizzie Arden, Prince Evlanoff was a R240 000 buy from the 2018 Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale.
He is the 18th winner to have emerged from Flower Alley’s first South African crop, which also includes the unbeaten Alibi Guy, the stakes placed Parterre, debut winner Marygold and the smart looking Bayberry.
The sire of more than 40 stakes horses the world over, including Kentucky Derby/Preakness Stakes winning champion I’ll Have Another, Flower Alley has five lots on this month’s CTS Ready To Run Sale.