Wilgerbosdrift’s exciting sire Flower Alley, whose daughters have already produced Japanese star Lucky Lilac and G3 Tempted Stakes winner Daisy, could be in line to generate more success as a broodmare sire.
The former G1 Travers Stakes winner is broodmare sire of the highly rated North American 3yo colt Malibu In Motion –who has been made eligible for the 2019 Triple Crown (Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes).
A son of Malibu Moon, the lightly raced Malibu In Motion (whose trainer Graham Motion has already won the Kentucky Derby) was runner up on his only start to date.
His dam is Flower Alley’s very talented daughter Bouquet Booth, whose four wins included the G3 Delta Downs Princess Stakes.
Bouquet Booth, who also won the Silverbulletday Stakes, earned over $500 000 on the track, is also responsible for the useful multiple winner Tapsolute.
Flower Alley, whose first South African foals race this season, is no stranger to Triple Crown success, with his champion son I’ll Have Another capturing both the G1 Kentucky Derby and G1 Preakness Stakes back in 2012.
Himself a former Kentucky Derby contestant, Flower Alley has eight lots on offer at next month’s Cape Yearling Sale –including a filly (Lot 99) bred on very similar lines to dual G1 Whitney Handicap winner Commentator.