Bungle brave in Cornwallis
Bungle Inthejungle saw of the persistent challenge of Garswood to win the BMW Cornwallis Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.
Mick Channon's colt was a gutsy winner of the Molecomb Stakes at Glorious Goodwood and bounced back to winning form in Berkshire despite carrying a penalty.
As he got off to his customary lightning-quick start, 7-4 favourite Garswood made a sloppy exit from the stalls and was rousted along in the early stages.
Still, he looked the likely winner when making his challenge up the stands' rail inside the final furlong but Bungle Inthejungle pulled out more when challenged to prevail by a head.
Channon told At The Races: "We are pleased as we were very worried about the ground. I've always thought this race was a good guide to three-year-old sprinters.
"They can go next year if they won the Cornwallis. In my younger days I always thought it was a good race but I think it's lost a bit."
Harley said: "I came here quite worried about the ground. If the ground had been any better than good he wouldn't have been beat, but I was happy at halfway. He travelled real good.
"When he jumped out at the Curragh on that kind of ground I didn't know what to make of him but he hit his head coming out of the gates. I put it down to that."