It will perhaps be a question of by how much when Brad Widdup’s Junglized steps out at Canterbury Park on Wednesday. The promising gelding will enjoy a big drop in class after running 3rd to odds-on favourite Bandipur in last Saturday’s Randwick meet in benchmark 80 company.
The 4-time winner now finds himself in a Wednesday benchmark 78 second up over 1100m, the journey in which he was won 3 of 4 over. Sneaking in with just 58kg, the stars have aligned for Junglized who, in addition to an almost impeccable record over the trip and handy enough second-up form, will have the added benefit of Tommy Berry in the saddle.
The 4-year-old Snitzel gelding has been placed in 9 of 12 starts to date and is currently equal favourite for the 6th event at Canterbury, with both Junglized and Godolphin runner Esperance both around $5.00 with Sportsbet.com.au. Punters should be quick to capitalize with the even money quote for a place only rarely available for favourites.
Junglized possesses an obvious time advantage over the majority of the field, in fact one of just a select few to break the 63-second barrier over the trip, and was a commanding 1.3 length winner in his last start at the track and distance. Widdup’s runner strikes double trouble for opponents with the ability to dictate a race and the big turn of foot allowing him to rattle off some huge late splits.