Brooklyn Hustle ready for Group 1 assignment
Jason Warren believes all the boxes are ticked for Brooklyn Hustle’s assault on the Group 1 TAB Classic (1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday.
Warren said the race formerly known as the Robert Sangster Stakes, one of just two Group 1 sprints for fillies and mares’ on the Australian racing calendar, has always been in his sights for the proven Group 1 performer.
“It’s been the first time we’ve travelled away from Melbourne so I came over with her last Friday,” Warren, who trains in partnership with Dean Krongold, said.
“She’s settled in well and she had her final gallop on Tuesday and her work was very good.
“All systems go now.”
Brooklyn Hustle and Mark Zahra before the Manikato Stakes. Photo: Brett Holburt/Getty Images.Source:Getty Images
The flashy chestnut mare arrived in Adelaide with genuine Group 1 form having been unlucky in each of her three starts this preparation in the Oakleigh Plate, Newmarket Handicap and William Reid Stakes.
Mark Zahra heads across to Adelaide to resume his association with the daughter of Starspangledbanner, having ridden her previously in the Manikato and Moir Stakes last spring.
“I think this is arguably the most suitable Group 1 she’s been in,” Warren said. “I think she’s proven herself a Group 1 horse. She’s beaten Group 1 horses consistently.
“I thought her effort in the Oakleigh Plate was probably the best run of her prep and it was probably the best we’ve had her as well.
“She then ran well in the Newmarket and the William Reid and you’d have to think if she runs up to those performances it will stand her in good stead dropping back to mares grade on Saturday.
“She’s never ran poorly when she’s been on the fresh side so it’s been by design to have a break since the last run.
“I’m comfortable with her racing pattern and where she’s drawn.
“She’s a get back and run on type of horse so being drawn out should allow us an unimpeded run at the business end.”
Brooklyn Hustle will jump from barrier 15 and is an $11 chance at TAB Fixed Odds.
Originally published asFlashy galloper ready to Hustle
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