There are currently two major branches of the Danzig (by Northern Dancer) sire line – Green Desert and Danehill – and early signs that a third one, via War Front, may be emerging. Rathasker Stud stallion Bungle Inthejungle is a son of leading Australian sire Exceed And Excel (by Danehill) and, with 119 mares covered in his first season, he was among the busiest members of this cohort of stallions.
The early Exceed And Excel stallions include Excelebration and Helmet, multiple Group 1-winning racehorses whose first juveniles showed promise in 2016. The latter got his first winner at the highest level when Thunder Snow came home five lengths clear of his closest pursuer in the Group 1 Criterium International over seven furlongs at Saint-Cloud today. The Exceed And Excel stallions also include the Australian Group 2 scorer Kuroshio, who, like Bungle Inthejungle, has his first foals in Europe this year.
Rated 110 on the official handicap at two, and 109 by Timeform, his best form came that season when he won the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood and the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes at Ascot, between which he was a half-length runner-up to Sir Prancealot in the Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster.
Inbred 4x4x4 to Northern Dancer (by Nearctic), Bungle Inthejungle is one of nine winners out of the dual scorer Licence To Thrill (by Wolfhound) and that makes him a half-brother to the Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen Stakes winner Muarrab (by Oasis Dream), a full-brother to listed scorer Waveband, and a half-brother to the pattern-placed pair Group Therapy (by Choisir) and Classic Encounter (by Lujain).
His grandam is Crime Of Passion (by Dragonara Palace), who won the Group 3 Cherry Hinton Stakes, was runner-up in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes and third in the Group 1 Prix Robert Papin, and her descendants also include the pattern-placed sprint stakes winner Maltese Falcon (by Mark of Esteem).
Primula Boy (by Sallust), who won the Listed Ayr Gold Cup, was a half-brother to Crime Of Passion and their siblings also include The Queen of Soul (by Chief Singer), dam of the pattern-placed stakes winner Ella (by Brief Truce), grandam of Group 1-placed pattern scorer Dobby Road (by Grape Tree Road) and more distant ancestor of the Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains (French 2000 Guineas) winner Style Vendome (by Anabaa), whose first yearlings were on offer in 2016.
Bungle Inthejungle will be expected to get some early juveniles, and it is likely that most of his best progeny will be sprinters, but with some of the mares from whom his first crop have been born, some of them may be effective at around a mile.
BUNGLE INTHEJUNGLE (GB) – b.2010 – Exceed And Excel – Licence To Thrill, 4 wins inc Cornwallis Stakes (Gr3), Molecomb Stakes (Gr3), 2nd Flying Childers Stakes (Gr2). Sire in Ireland. First foals in 2016.
FOALS CATALOGUED (updated)
bc - Allusive Power (by Verglas) Arqana Dec €5,000
bc – Amodio (by Cape Cross) Goffs Nov not sold
bf – Big Sylv (by Clodovil) Tattersalls IRE Nov €4,800
bc – Blanche Dubois (by Nashwan) Goffs Nov €12,000
chc – Blue Sparkle (by Acclamation) Goffs Nov €6,000
bf – Boom And Bloom (by Lawman) Tattersalls IRE Nov €1,500
bf – Campbellite (by Desert Prince) Tattersalls IRE Nov €800
bc – Cantando (by Hamas) Goffs Nov not sold
bc – Cattiva Generosa (by Cadeaux Genereux) Goffs Nov €6,000
bc – Chimay (by Kris Kin) Tattersalls IRE Nov not sold
bf – Cookie Cutter (by Fasliyev) Goffs Nov not sold
bc – Corrig Miss (by Oratorio) Goffs Nov not sold
bc – Cuiseach (by Bachelor Duke) Goffs Nov not sold
bf – Dialing Tone (by Distant View) Goffs Nov €3,800
bc – Eileenlilian (by Authorized) Tattersalls IRE Nov €19,000
bc – Ellistown Lady (by Red Sunset) Tattersalls IRE Nov €1,500
chc – Fanditha (by Danehill Dancer) Goffs Nov withdrawn
bf – Funcheon Vale (by Acclamation) Goffs Nov €8,000
chc – Grey Gazelle (by Verglas) Goffs Nov not sold
bc – Griffin Point (by Tagula) Tattersalls IRE Nov not sold
chc – Guana (by Dark Angel) Goffs Nov not sold
bf – Hawaiian Storm (by Jeremy) Goffs Nov €2,800
bf – High Society Girl (by Key of Luck) Goffs Nov €3,000
bc – Houlgate (by Mount Nelson) Tattersalls IRE Nov not sold
chf – Hustle Bustle (by Elusive City) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bc – Khayrat (by Polar Falcon) Goffs Nov €15,000
bf – Last Shaambles (by Shaamit) Goffs Nov not sold
bc – Magical Bupers (by Intikhab) Goffs Nov not sold
bf – Mana (by Motivator) Tattersalls IRE Nov not sold
bc – Masela (by Medicean) Goffs Nov €46,000
bc – Mirandassister (by Titus Livius) Tattersalls IRE Nov €4,000
bf – Ms Sasha Malia (by Verglas) Goffs Nov €5,000
bf – My Uptown Girl (by Dubai Destination) Goffs Nov not sold
chc – Obaha (by Lemon Drop Kid) Tattersalls IRE Nov not sold
bc – Place That Face (by Compton Place) Goffs Nov €1,000
chc – Princess Banu (by Oasis Dream) Goffs Nov withdrawn
bc – Ramamara (by Trans Island) Goffs Nov withdrawn
grf – Rectify (by Mujadil) Goffs Nov not sold
bf – Riymaisa (by Traditionally) Tattersalls Nov 16,000gns
brc – Sandy Smile (by Footstepsinthesand) Tattersalls IRE Nov €6,000
bf – Sayrah (by Sakhee) Tattersalls Nov not sold
chf – Semper Fi (by Royal Applause) Goffs Nov €5,000
bf – She Runs (by Sheyrann) Goffs Nov €1,750
chf – Shone Island (by Desert Sun) Tattersalls IRE Nov withdrawn
chc – Sir Cecil's Girl (by Thunder Gulch) Goffs Nov €10,000
brf – Splashofchocolate (by Intikhab) Goffs Nov (p/s) €5,500
bf – Tallawalla (by Oratorio) Goffs Nov not sold
chc – Tamaletta (by Tamayuz) Tattersalls IRE Nov €19,000
bc – Testa Unica (by Nordance) Goffs Nov withdrawn
bc – Texas Queen (by Shamardal) Goffs Nov €9,000
bc – Universal Circus (by Imperial Dancer) Goffs Nov €25,000
chf – Where's Charlotte (by Sure Blade) Tattersalls IRE Nov not sold
grc – Zibaline (by Linamix) Goffs Nov €2,200