Jungle Edge lumped with 63.5kg in Pakenham Handicap

December 5, 2017

Jungle Edge lumped with 63.5kg in Pakenham Handicap

Trainer Mick Bell is set to back up his mudlark Jungle Edge despite the seven year old being lumped with 63.5kg in the $100,000 Stabil-Lime Group Handicap (1200m) at Racing.com Park at Pakenham on Saturday.

Jungle Edge, above, has been lumped with 63.5kg for the Stabil-Lime Group Handicap at Pakenham. Photo by Steve Hart.

Jungle Edge, above, has been lumped with 63.5kg for the Stabil-Lime Group Handicap at Pakenham. Photo by Steve Hart.

All of Jungle Edge’s thirteen wins have been on rain affected track and with the Pakenham track rated a heavy 8 at this stage in the week with more rain expected, Bell is reluctant to pass up another opportunity to run his stable star on wet surface.

“He’s a 109-rater so he’s earned his weight,” Bell told racing.com.

“That doesn’t mean I think he’ll go out and just win – he’s vulnerable – but he’s jumping out of his skin and the track’s a Heavy 8 at the moment with rain later in the week so I think he’ll run.”

Jungle Edge heads up the twenty-seven nominations for the Stabil-Lime Group Handicap and will be chasing a hat trick of wins following his victories in the Group 3 $150,000 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m) at Sandown November 18 and in the $100,000 Le Pines Funerals Handicap (1000m) on the Ladbrokes Park Hillside track at Sandown last Saturday.

Jungle Edge was handicapped with 62kg last start in the Le Pines Funerals Handicap but his weight was reduce to 59kg courtesy of apprentice Georgina Cartwright’s 3kg claim.

The noted wet tracker was in fine form during the Sydney Autumn Carnival when he found a heavy 9 rated track at Rosehill for his win in the Group 3 $150,000 E-Group Security Star Kingdom Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill and then three starts later led all of the way on a heavy 8 rated track to claim the Group 3 $125,000 Taxibox BRC Sprint (1350m) at Doomben during the Brisbane Winter Carnival.

Weights for the Stabil-Lime Group Handicap (1200m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 1207687511 JUNGLE EDGE G 7 Mick Bell 1 63.5kg 109
2 4231122217 CHAMOIS ROAD G 5 Patrick Payne 2 55.5kg 93
3 664110208x STELLAR COLLISION G 5 Darren Weir 3 54.5kg 91
4 17203300×5 SIRBIBLE G 6 Russell Bell 4 54.5kg 91
5 8x506979x9 HAZZABEEL (NZ) G 7 Peter Healey 5 54.5kg 91
6 713365278x ZEBRINZ G 7 Leon & Troy Corstens 6 54kg 90
7 7304430×03 TRIED AND TIRED G 8 Jarrod McLean 7 54kg 89
8 7250×11116 STEEL FROST G 5 Will Clarken 8 54kg 87
9 4131283×70 SMART DART G 7 Cindy Alderson 9 54kg 87
10 287758×802 DAN ZEPHYR G 7 Pat Carey 10 54kg 86
11 x08524x894 ONEROUS G 6 Mitchell Beer & Max Hinton 11 54kg 84
12 x166113x80 THELBURG G 5 John Sadler 12 54kg 82
13 x9x2154172 PROUD WOLF G 6 Lee & Shannon Hope 13 54kg 82
14 215123301x LEODORO G 6 Michael Kent 14 54kg 81
15 39x0925x10 KIRANI G 7 Pat Hyland 15 54kg 80
16 3114×02065 OBERLAND G 5 Darren Weir 16 54kg 79
17 4x337534x6 JUST MAGICAL G 6 Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor 17 54kg 78
18 x745x62051 ANOTHER DIAMOND M 5 Bill Cerchi 18 54kg 75
19 2312724251 WIND FORCE G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 19 54kg 75
20 0x90984671 TADDEI TONDO G 8 Gerard Moloney 20 54kg 75
21 8088×16971 SWORD OF JUSTICE G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 21 54kg 74
22 x11536104x GREVISTE G 4 Mitchell Freedman 22 54kg 71
23 183x2x9882 ROYAL SPINNER G 7 Bill Cerchi 23 54kg 69
24 511471×576 COUNT THE INTEREST G 8 Gary Mallinson 24 54kg 69
25 845271660x ARTIE FRED G 5 Paul Rocke 25 54kg 66
26 12533253×1 FRANKINCENSE (NZ) G 5 Ron Stephens 26 54kg 63
27 266x3x6217 ONE HOT DANE G 5 Tim Hughes 27 54kg 58

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