Jungle Deuce Hands Smith A Second New Sensation

BOOM youngster Jungle Deuce gave a hint of what was to come later in the night when he smashed his rivals to win the Group 3 New Sensation.

David Brasch

11 April 2021

BOOM youngster Jungle Deuce gave a hint of what was to come later in the night when he smashed his rivals to win the Group 3 New Sensation (520m) at Wentworth Park on Saturday night.

The son of Barcia Bale and Serena Fly High ran a scorching 29.31 to score by four and a quarter lengths over Louis Rumble with a half-length to the fast finishing Super Estrella in third.

Three races later, his older half brother, Tommy Shelby (Fernando Bale-Serena Fly High) led throughout to win the grand prize of the night in the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg.

Jungle Deuce is raced by mates Clay Mawson and Brian Jaggers and is trained at Forbes by Jack Smith.

And to rub salt in the wound, Jack immediately announced Jungle Deuce would target the upcoming Brother Fox Dubbo Cup series at Dubbo in May.

New Sensation runner-up, Louis Rumble, was bred and is owned and trained by Steve Kavanagh who trained legend Brother Fox and was his studmaster during a famous career.

Jack Smith said Jungle Deuce has always shown above average ability.

“He’s perfect in every way,” he said. “The five and a half hour trip to Wenty from Forbes helps settle him down.

“Gee he went good. Once he got across he was always going to be hard to hold out.”

While Jack has trained some star gallopers, including Feral Franky in recent times, he is reluctant to put huge raps on Jungle Deuce just yet.

“The really good ones have longevity in their race careers,” he said.

The Brother Fox series will carry $40,000 to-the-winner with the final on May 22.

In the meantime, Jungle Deuce may head towards the Bob Payne Sprint series at Wentworth Park, the Group 3 event heats scheduled for May 1.