BEVERLEY RACES : Beverley Braced For Jungle Fever

BEVERLEY RACES : Beverley Braced For Jungle Fever
BEVERLEY RACES : Beverley Braced For Jungle Fever

Jungle Inthebungle will attempt to uphold family honour by winning the Brian Yeardley Two-Year-Old Trophy at Beverley on Saturday.

The talented juvenile’s sire, Bungle Inthejungle, won the £35,000 conditions stakes in 2012 before going on to claim two Group races in a fine career.

Jungle Inthebungle won on his debut at Lingfield in April and then finished second in a strong sprint at Kempton.

He will be having a first start on turf in the Brian Yeardley Two-Year-Old Trophy, a renowned final staging post before Royal Ascot.

Trainer Mick Channon said: “Obviously his father won the race, so it’s a good one for him to go for.

“We’ve been pleased with him at home and we think he’s quite a nice horse.

“Bungle Inthejungles go on all ground, so we have no problems about what it’s going to be like at Beverley.

“We’d have to see, but if he won the Brian Yeardley we’d have to have a think about Royal Ascot.”

West Ilsley-based Channon could also saddle Big Boots in the Brian Yeardley Two-Year-Old Trophy at Beverley.

The young son of Society Rock won on debut at Bath in early May and has since held his form admirably.

Channon said: “It’s not 100 per cent certain that he’ll run yet, but he’s been running well in good races.

“We might well head to Beverley with him if I’m happy with him. If he settles, he’ll be a good horse.”

Stablemate Cotubanama is also squarely in the firing line for the historic on the same card at Beverley on Saturday.

The daughter of Heeraat has been campaigned at a high level since she won a heavy-ground conditions stakes at Salisbury in April.

Cotubanama was last seen finishing fourth in the Woodcote Stakes at Epsom last Friday.

Channon expects big things from her in the much-sought-after £35,000 conditions stakes over Beverley’s five furlongs.

He said: “She was unlucky last week. She just got carried wide and would probably have finished second if that hadn’t have happened.

“It was heavy at Salisbury, but she’s another that goes on any ground.

“It’s a nice race for her. She’s got a great chance.”

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