Jungle Deuce 'Sore And Sorry' After Gunnedah Fall

JUNGLE Deuce is a "bit sore and sorry" today after crashing heavily in a heat of the Chief Havoc Cup (527m) at Gunnedah on Sunday night.

David Brasch

6 June 2022

JUNGLE Deuce is a “bit sore and sorry” today after crashing heavily in a heat of the Chief Havoc Cup (527m) at Gunnedah on Sunday night.

Trainer Jack Smith said the superstar son of Barcia Bale and Serena Fly High was showing signs of sore spots and had a strained calf muscle.

“But my vet John Newell is away overseas,” said Jack.

“We will rest him for certain and then get John to check him right over when he gets back.”

Jungle Deuce, the $2.15 favourite for the opening Cup heat, was involved in a heavy fall at the first turn which also brought down Serengeti.

“What concerned me immediately was that he did not finish the race,” said Jack.

“He hit the deck fairly hard. It looked bad.”

Jungle Deuce was having his first start back from a injury-enforced spell.

The race went to Jason Mackay’s Fat Boy’s Dream at $8 which downed Lucky Lance and Tiny Keen in 30.42.

He was the first of the Cup heat treble for Mackay when then produced Fantastic Raven and Zipping Maserati to win the other two Cup heats.

Fantastic Raven scored by almost three lengths as the $1.80 favourite beating Devil Dodger and Lektra Lad.

Zipping Maserati, recent winner of The Brother Fox at Dubbo, scored by seven lengths as $1.12 favourite in his heat beating Bell Toller and Bullet Train.

Zipping Maserati ran 30.16 while Fantastic Raven ran 30.17.