Bug Brush Captures Kentucky Oaks: Splashes to Handy Tally Under Arcaro, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-03


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Bug Brush Captures Kentucky Oaks Splashes to Handy Tally Under Arcaro Wears Down Galarullah for Better Than Two Lengths Verdict; Hasty Doll Third By CHARLES HATTON CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky.. May 2.— C. V. Whitneys Bug Brush delighted a rainy Derby eve crowd estimated at 22,000 when she responded gallantly to Eddie Arcaros urging in midstretch and wore down Llangollens outsize Galarullah for a decisive accounting by two and a half lengths in the 84th running of the 1,900 Kentucky Oaks here this afternoon. Closing with a belated move the final, telling furlong Hasty House Farms Hasty Doll was third, a length and a quarter farther back, and with a patch of gray daylight showing in advance of Sequoia, fourth of a field of nine participating in this 1 1-16 miles "Derby for Fillies." Bug Brush, a daughter of Nasrullah and the high-class Bonnie Beryl, and therefore a sister to Nashville, splashed through the slop in a creditable 1:44%. Her time was- not too far off the track and stakes mark of l:43?s, established by Aris Mona, in the circumstances, and amply good enough to reward those who backed her into favoritism with .40 for . She placed 7,235 to her credit, which was reduced to 6,835 by nomination and entry fees. I Presentation Rained Out The presentation in this historic filly feature was waived owing to the driving rain in which it was decided, conditions rarely duplicated since Black Maria won the 1926 renewal. This was only the fifth start of Bug Brushs burgeoning career, one in which she had been second in the Ashland and Oaks Prep previous to recording her first stakes success in this Downs classic. She was bred by the late William Woodward Jr. and purchased by her present owner, who was winning his first Oaks since Two Bob, ancestress of Tim Tam, won the 1936 renewal for him. The story of the running is soon told, for the vast Galarullah, well handled by Neves, dashed to the front at the outset and posed the others a problem of running her down. Stay Smoochie, Sequoia and the eventual winner were always within striking distance in the run around the clubhouse turn and down the backstretch, but Neves was allowed to fold up on his mount and conserve her resources for the vital run past the stands; Midway the backstretch, Bug Brush shut off Stay Smoochie and moved into second position, and Sequoia fired and fell back on the turn. Midway the homestretch it was clearly a question if Bug Brush could make Galarullah capitulate. Arcaro settled low in the saddle and drove her to the pacemaker passing the sixteenth pole, then off to win ridden out. Hasty Doll was too late with too little. Stay Smoochie was clear in the stretch, but could make no impression.

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