Jungle Deuce Stars In Flying Amy Classic

SENSATIONAL youngster Jungle Deuce continued on his winning ways with victory in Thursday night's Group 2 Flying Amy Classic (520m) at Albion Park.

David Brasch

11 June 2021

SENSATIONAL youngster Jungle Deuce continued on his Group winning ways with victory in Thursday night’s Group 2 Flying Amy Classic (520m) at Albion Park and is eyeing more of the same in the next few weeks and months.

The royally bred son of Barcia Bale and Serena Fly High led throughout to win by almost four lengths in a flying 29.54 beating Victorian Do It with another two lengths to local star Orchestrate in third.

Jungle Deuce is just 26 months old and has now started just18 times for 12 wins and earned $183,000.

He is trained by Jack Smith who landed his second Flying Amy Classic after Feral Franky won the showpiece event in 2019.

Jungle Deuce’s part-owner Clay Mawson and his wife Di were at Albion Park to celebrate the victory and Clay was in awe of the training performance by Jack Smith.

“He jumped and went like a rocket,” said Clay of the dog’s win.

Clay shares ownership with Brian Jaggers who could not get time off work to travel to Brisbane but celebrated at his local club with a host of friends.

“All credit to Jack,” Clay said.

“He does a fantastic job. But he does not get too excited about the dog’s chances. In fact, if he trained Winx for a three-horse race at Scone he would give her a chance to fill a hole.”

Jungle Deuce’s immediate plans are for the State Of Origin series at Albion Park next week where he’s all but certain to take his place in the match race.

Mawson said Smith had indicated the Group 1 Maturity at The Meadows in July was also on the cards.

“Jack didn’t mention the Brisbane Cup at all last night,” Clay said.

Mawson said Jungle Deuce’s incredible form, now having also won the New Sensation and Dubbo Cup, had been a welcome distraction from some family dramas in the past few months.

“He is a fabulous dog and no one expects to get one this good,” he said.

NSW stayer Zipping Niseko (Aston Dee Bee-Crafty Lady) ran 41.97 to win the Listed Dashing Corsair final (710m) for stand-in trainer Tony Brett.

She downed local star Maggie Moo Moo with Barsandi in third.