Jungle Inthebungle is likely to head to Royal Ascot after he upheld family honour by winning the Brian Yeardley Two-Year-Old Trophy at Beverley on Saturday.
Mick Channon’s talented young colt (8-1) found daylight when it mattered under Charles Bishop and surged half a length clear of Tin Hat. Victory Command, the 9-4 favourite, finished third, another length and a half away.
There was a neat symmetry to Jungle Inthebungle’s victory in the £35,000 conditions stakes as his sire, Bungle Inthejungle, also claimed the five-furlong sprint in 2012.
Jack Channon, the trainer’s son and assistant, said: “His old man won this a few years ago and it’s great that he’s followed up.
“We gave him a bit of a break after Kempton, when he didn’t quite run his race, but he’s trained great.
“He’s a lovely horse, with a great temperament. He’s just like his old man – tough and hardy – and a great advertisement for the stallion.
“We might have a look at the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot now. It’s on the Saturday this year so it might just fit perfectly.”
Bishop added: “He’s a tough, bonny horse and has won the pot he deserved.”