Meanwhile, back at the farm—the South Carolina training centers, that is—are two of last fall's best 2-year-olds. Captain's Gig, tied at second high weight in the Experimental at 123 pounds with Iron Ruler and Subpet, stepped on a nail in December, somewhat delaying his training and canceling a trip to Hialeah. But he is doing well now in preparation for a spring campaign at Keeneland before Churchill Downs. Bugged, the winner of the Garden State, is at Camden, S.C. and is also progressing satisfactorily. As undistinguished and mediocre as the 3-year-olds may be as a group, they should provide stirring competition. The absence to date of one truly outstanding colt practically insures this.