09/07/2008 11:00PM

Jungle Brew has shot at repeat


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Jungle Brew registered a relatively easy maiden victory in his last race, and has a realistic chance to double up in Wednesday's sixth race at Woodbine, a first-level allowance over 1 1/16 miles on Polytrack.

Jungle Brew, trained by Brian Lynch, ran second in each of his first two appearances in the spring, including a nine-furlong maiden special race where he broke slowly before mounting a wide rally from off slow fractions.

Jungle Brew was sent off as the 9-1 fourth choice in the June 22 Queen's Plate, but he was never in contention and wound of ninth in the 14-horse field. Lynch put blinkers on him for his last start, which came in a 1 1/16-mile maiden special route, and he prevailed with an 81 Beyer Speed Figure under Patrick Husbands.

Jungle Brew has worked extensively leading up to Wednesday's engagement, including a half-mile drill in 48.00 seconds last Friday.

East End Tap competed in all three legs of this year's Canadian Triple Crown, finishing sixth in the Plate, second in the Prince of Wales Stakes, and seventh in the Breeders' Stakes on turf.

East End Tap ran the race of his life in the Prince of Wales on the dirt at Fort Erie, challenging for the lead in early stretch before ending up second to New York shipper Harlem Rocker.

Daniel David picks up the mount on East End Tap, who is trained by Reade Baker.

Nice Case, who is shedding the blinkers, will likely be the pacemaker in his first try around two turns. He was softened up in a speed duel most recently when third in a six-furlong allowance.

Catch Air has been freshened since his fade job in a nine-furlong allowance July 19, which came on the heels of a dull fifth-place finish in the Charlie Barley Stakes on the grass. He opened up a substantial lead in the June 8 Victoria Park Stakes before fading late to end up second in that nine-furlong prep for the Plate.

Agnico graduated from the Ontario-sired allowance ranks, taking a seven-furlong sprint with an 80 Beyer on Aug. 2. He was a prominent second in a slow-paced allowance over 1 1/16 miles three weeks ago.

The outsiders Dans a Dancin and Poachers Moon complete the field.