Tuesday, June 12 2012
Brushed by a Star Beats the Boys in Sunday Feature
LOUISVILLE, KY (Sunday, June 10, 2012) - Team Forster's Brushed by a Star, a 4-year-old bay daughter of Eddington, refused to surrender the lead to her male rivals and beat the boys in the $62,448 Sunday afternoon feature at Churchill Downs.
Brushed by a Star raced in second behind 2-1 favorite Chilled for the first furlong and then took the lead on the clubhouse turn. Under Brian Hernandez Jr., Brushed by a Star recorded fractions of :24.12, :48.06 and 1:12.77. She opened up a length advantage in the stretch and held off late rallies by Afford and Chilled to cross the line three-quarters of a length in front in a final time of 1:44.88 for the 1 1/16 miles on the fast main track.