Naas - Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes
York - Goffs UK Harry Beeby Premier Yearling Stakes
Doncaster - Weatherby Stakes
*From the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale 2022 - the best Sale of the season for 2yo’s. The sale where we purchased our Group 1 winner and Champion European 2yo 2013; TOORMORE (£36,000), Group 2 winner VENTURA TORMENTA and dual Group 2 winner KOOL KOMPANY (£40,000)*
TRAINER: Kevin Ryan. A £48,000 purchase.
SIRE: BUNGLEINTHEJUNGLE (Exceed And Excel) The Racing Post reported at the end of 2022 "The 12-year-old, sire of Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes winner Winter Power, has added another two stakes-winning two-year-olds this year in the shape of Manhattan Jungle and Funny Money Honey.
Tim says: “A classic looking son of Bungleinthejungle, who gets fast and precocious 2yo’s. He’s the nicest walking Bungle', that we’ve ever seen, which hopefully bodes well.”
See his profile video, here:
Likely to be a first half of the season sort with very much one eye on Royal Ascot, where we managed to have a number of 2yo runners this year including the Queen Mary 2nd (Maylandsea) and the Windsor Castle 3rd (Eddie's Boy.)
He qualifies for the £300,000 Goffs Harry Beeby Premier Yearling Stakes; a race, that we won this year with our £40,000 purchase Shouldvebeenaring. He earned £122,000 in winning that day, at York’s Ebor Festival and his owners won a £47,000 voucher to spend on a ‘free’ horse at this year’s Sale too.
This colt also qualifies for races like the £250,000 Weatherby’s Super Sprint, held at Newbury in July, a race we won this season with our 45,000gns yearling purchase Eddie’s Boy. Furthermore, he will qualify for Redcar’s Listed £250,000 2yo Trophy, which we’ve won in the past with Ventura Mist and won this year, with Shouldvebeenaring! The £300,000 Weatherby’s Insurance Sales race, held at Doncaster in September could easily be on this horse’s agenda too.
A sharp and racy sort, we’d hope to debut in April or May, with Royal Ascot in mind, hopefully. Then, all being well, on to Sales races and Group races. However, failing that, we’d go on to look at nursery handicaps at, hopefully, the main, summer festivals, where our silks are regularly seen.
We’ve a proven track record of delivering, year in, year out, and we’d hope a fair number of our Goffs UK purchases can deliver on the highest stage, again in 2023.
The same MPR buying team, who bought last year's juveniles did a great job, with 18 pieces of 2yo black type earned in 2022 and no doubt they have struck gold with this one too!
Training update (27th April): Kevin really likes this colt. He says that he looks sharp and racy - he has been upsides on the gallops and is thriving. He is due to go to the grass gallops in Malton shortly for a spin there. He has been given plenty of lucrative race entries already, which is a great sign. Safe to say, that Kevin has taken a real shine to him! His race entries/declarations, will show on this page.
Ventura Rascal leading the Bungleinthejungle colt (25th March):