I am delighted to announce that DGA RACING has acquired a 2 year old colt (we have called him Up the Millers) sired by Bungle Inthejungle. A Bungle Inthejungle colt is the perfect fit for DGA RACING members. Being by Exceed And Excel, the world leader in producing two year old winners and high class Group 1 performers with the likes of Excelebration, Margot Did and Helmet.
Out of Stratford Place Stud’s famous Crime Of Passion family. Breeder Chris Wright has said, “as perhaps the fastest and most precocious European son of Exceed And Excel, Bungle Inthejungle has the best possible chance of siring early season two year olds that can train on to be top class sprinters. We hope ours is one of those.
He comes from one of the best two year old families around, which emanates from the foundation mare at Stratford Place, Crime Of Passion, who won the Group 2 Cherry Hinton, before being placed in the Prix Robert Papin, Group 1. Bungle Inthejungle’s dam, and Crime Of Passion’s daughter, License to Thrill, has produced nine winners from nine foals, with five of them so far being black type performers, including Group Therapy and Waveband, and the list is likely to be further increased by the future exploits of this year’s unbeaten Starspangledbanner two year old colt, Moonraker.
Bungle Inthejungle is a big, powerful sprinter, typical of the Danehill line. Although he was a 27th of April foal, he was mature enough to win a 5f maiden at Salisbury on the 24th of May and then win the 5f Brian Yeardley Trophy a week later at Beverley, before being placed in the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot. He returned to winning ways in Goodwood’s 5f Molecomb Stakes, Group 3. Bungle Inthejungle then finished a close 2nd in the Group 2 Flying Childers in September. He showed his hardiness and durability when outbattling subsequent Group 2 Lennox Stakes winner Garswood in the 5f Cornwallis Stakes (Group 3) at Ascot in October. Mick Channon, a man renowned for his prowess with two year olds said, “Bungle Inthejungle was a pleasure to train. He was a clear winded, tough, honest two year old with blistering speed and as brave as a lion., with a wonderful temperament. He handled all types of ground from firm to soft.”
Bungle Inthejungle has the perfect combination of sire power, a tremendous damside and high class, sprinting two year old ability.