05/21/2004 11:00PM

Woodbine: Judiths Wild Rush wires


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Judiths Wild Rush rediscovered his championship form at Woodbine, going wire to wire to capture the Grade 3, $164,100 .

Canada's champion 2-year-old gelding after going undefeated in three local outings last year, Judiths Wild Rush had gone on to disappoint in two starts in the United States and was making his first appearance since finishing a well-beaten sixth in the seven-furlong Bay Shore at Aqueduct on April 10.

"He's definitely a horse for the course," said Scott Fairlie, who trains Judiths Wild Rush for owner Harvey Tenenbaum.

Regular rider Dino Luciani was aboard Judiths Wild Rush, who clicked off fractions of 23.32 seconds, 47.11, 1:11.80, and 1:38.75, and held off the closing Organ Grinder to prevail by a length, completing the 1 1/16 miles in 1:45.96.

Honolua Storm finished another 2 1/4 lengths back, third in the field of six, with Burst of Fire, one of two Canadian-breds in the lineup, a distant fourth.

Smoocher was a nonthreatening fifth, while Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk, the other Queen's Plate nominee in the race, was eased.

Bred in Kentucky and purchased for $7,000 as a 2-year-old in training, Judiths Wild Rush collected $98,460 Saturday to bring his career bankroll to $241,375.

Judiths Wild Rush returned $5.20 as the favorite and keyed a $52.40 exactor and a $259.70 triactor.