RICHARD SPENCER is out to be king of the Donny swingers with his Jungle VIP.
The Newmarket trainer is lining up his star two-year-old Rumble Inthejungle for Doncaster’s Flying Childers Stakes next month.
He was an impressive winner of the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes at Glorious Goodwood four weeks ago.
It was a race his dad Bungle Inthejungle had won six years earlier before finishing runner-up in Doncaster’s Group 2 5f sprint.
Spencer said: “He’s got a lot of speed and he travels well – he’ got a very high cruising speed.
“That’s why we’re sticking to 5f and hopefully we’ll only be taking on the same horses we’ve beaten so far.
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“He’s just ticking over at the moment – he’s not done anything strenuous since Goodwood. He’ll do a bit of fast work this Saturday and then we’ll just prime him for the day.”
If all goes well Rumble Inthejungle is likely to step up to 6f in the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket later next month.
Spencer trains from the Sefton Lodge Stables vacated by Martyn Meade when he moved to Manton in the spring.
Meade trained Aclaim to win a French Group 1 at his old base and he has high hopes of adding another top-level prize in his first season at the historic Wiltshire stables.
His Advertise bagged the July Stakes at Newmarket before skipping over to Ireland to land the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh.
He will head to the Dewhurst at Newmarket on Future Champions’ day in October.
Meade said: “We were very much thrilled with what he did in Ireland and he’s come out of it very well.
“It’s now time to just give him a bit of a break as he has had a fair old campaign – he’s been on the go since Newbury in May.
“We’ll put him away and come back for the Dewhurst. We want to step him up to 7f.
“It’ll just be interesting to see how he gets that bit extra distance and whether he’ll be able to step up to a mile next year, which would be the icing on the cake.”