Judges Stand: Bug Brush Arrives in Old Kentucky Oaks Gives Unbeaten Idun Something to Mull Over, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-05


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JudgesStand I — By Charles Hatton Bug Brush Arrives in Old Kentucky Oaks Gives Unbeaten Idun Something to Mull Over Arcaro Schooled Her at Gate in Downs Stake ~* CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 3.— Several columns ago it was remarked that while Idun is being so prudent and seemingly reluctant about ex posing her spot resistant record to the embarrassment of possible defeat, her contemporaries were afforded an opportunity to make hay while the sun shines. This is perhaps a little impertinent, since Mrs. Bay can exhibit the lovely 1357 two-year-old filly champion in a glass case if sb,e chooses. It also had an element of maize, if you follow us. One of the historically important three-year-old filly fixtures Idun rather pointedly did not start in was yesterday s 84th Kentucky Oaks. And in this mile and one-sixteenth, C. V. Whitneys eld fashioned bay filly with the somewhat homely name, Bug Brush, took occasion to make hay in the raifS-— — Owner Whitney made no secret of his hopes for Bug Bnkh. when we discussed her last week, though she had injured her back and could start only once at two, thus was more or less unfamiliar to the track crowds. Her enforced idleness may have been what is technically known as a disguised blessing. At any rate, she was second at shorter routes in the Ashland and the Oaks Prep won by Stay Smoochie where do they find such names?. Yesterday she had Eddie Arcaro as a chauffeur and broke with her rivals for the first time. Midway the backstretch, "Mousey" Blum and Stay Smoochie, easily the handsomest filly in the lot, saw a hole cn the rail. But when they got there. Arcaro and Bug Brush were using it. The race, for Stay Smoochie, was over. Once fillies get run on their minds and are thwarted like that, they seldom make another move that afternoon. Filly Lacks Nasrullahs Characteristics Bug Brush made the rest look absurdly simple, tracking the mountainous Galarullah to midstretch, where she made Mrs. Lunns filly capitulate and won with something to spare. All of which may be undue cause for Idun to start stall walking apprehensively, but is at, least something for her to think about. Perhaps Bug Brush is only a nice filly. She eats her oats after her races too and is a very dutiful and well integrated young "mare with none of the foolishness ascribed to the progeny of Nasrullah, who. incidentally sired three of the first four to finish this Oaks. Then again perhaps Bug- Brush is really "one of the ones." We feel sure of one thing, Whitney, Veitch — and.Idun — will find out. For Whitney was never one to scare easily. The Black-Eyed Susan, Acorn and Coaching Club ■ American Oaks lie invitingly just ahead for the aspir-,ing filly champion. Bug Brush is a sister to Nashville, but there the resemblance ends. Nashville does not have /much feet, and sulked even as a two-year-old in the Futurity. Bug Brush has big, open feet and could not be more willing. Though she forked up narrowly, she is wide enough behind, if a bit gabled in her architecture. She has a beautifully laid, deep shoulder and chest and very short, cannons. Like her dam Bonnie Beryl, she is decidedly oyer at the knees. , We are afraid that Bug Brush may be another "Cinderella filly," even though Whitney paid the not inconsiderable sum of 3,000 for her as a yearling. He liked her breeding. She is another of the many, and . irrefutable arguments for the efficacy of class-in-the-dam. Indeed, she is a product of the stud Belair founded by the sportsman William Woodward Sr. who thought up the worn, old phrase. Bonnie Beryl, who now is eating down the grass at Normandy Farm., was herself an Oaks mare and the product of an old, old Belair Stud family, one which produced Quatrain, Bonnie Omar and other shooting stare that set years ago. In fine, we may safely say Bug Brush has good connections. Swoons Son Ready for Chicago Turf ana: Dcgoon ran a race that was "fraught" in the Churchill Downs. Usually needs the seasoning of one engagement and stripped a trifle high in flesh, nevertheless led to the shadow of the-finish in N.T.R. time before jumping on a treadmill. . . . Trainer Lex Wilson, of" Azucar fame, told us at paddockside that "Swoons Son is coming along nicely. I plan to run him first at Chicago." . . . Big Bill Knapp is here, reminisc-, ing of Exterminator, who did for Sun Briar what Iron Liege did for Gen. Duke. . . . Mrs. Gene Markey has a half brother to Pensive who can outwork On and On in this relatively unimportant phase of their development. . . . Bill Bonifaces son, who has shown much aptitude breezing the Calumets, makes his first acquaintance ,with raceriding at Pimlico next week. ... J. Samuel Perlman reached Derbyville in time for the Oaks, after a day in the Blue Grass. Mameluke, who won a Blue Grass Stakes with hi3 saddle under his stomach, is the sire of several quick two-year-olds, the by-produce of some indifferent broodmares, in his first crop: Deserves a chance. By Mahmoud from Equipoises family. . . . The Aly Khan feels the new 0,000,000 track in Venezuela will stimu- , late the market for the output of the stud he has formed there, comprising about 55 mares and Beigler Continued on Page Forty-Nine JUDGES STAND By CHARLES HATTON Continued from Page Seven Boy, whom we saw win a Longchamp stake. . . . The prince, who has a gift for the daily arts of living, is spending more and more time in the U. S., as a U. N. delegate and private breeder on shares with John Galbreath. . . . Bill Corum, having wrapped up the 84th Kentucky Derby — It was he who coined, the sobriquet "Run for the Roses" — already is looking ahead to the 85th, which will have 25,000 added and be decided "the first Saturday in May, come what may." . . . Corum visited the cemetery yesterday, to place some roses on Col. Matt Winns grave. Does this every Derby time. Trainer Vic Sovinski obtained a Preak-ness supplemental closing blank from the laconic Lou Pondfield. This closing is .May 7, at a premium of ,500. Nbureddin was the only other Derby starter ineligible for the "Run for the Black-Eyed Susans". Actually the Preakness wreath is of shoe-polished daisies. . . . The Chesapeake winner and runnerup, Backbone and Nala, are Preakness probables not pointed for the Derby. . . . In late years mares sold by C. V. Whitney have produced Two Lea and Blue Man. One never knows. Makes it more sporting. Noureddins third dam, Swing On* also produced Seabiscuit. . . . Ralph Neves was declared dead by the medics after a fall at Bay Meadows some years ago. But his worst spill occurred when a cavalry mount failed to negotiate a hurdle at Fort Riley and he suffered a broken back. I

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