Rosemont Stud and Jason Warren have the luxury of both a relaxed and precise build up toward a Group 1 target with their exciting 2-year-old daughter of Starspangledbanner Brooklyn Hustle.
Having ticked off his first goal with the youngster following her impressive debut victory at Moonee Valley in December, Brooklyn Hustle was able to overcome a tardy start for an outstanding win.
“We’ve always thought she was a bit special and she’s done everything very easily and taken it all in her stride,” Warren said. “She’s got the right attitude. She’s the best 2-year-old that I’ve ever had in my care, very exciting.”
Brooklyn Hustle has been installed as favourite for the $1.5 million Blue Diamond to be run at Caulfield on February 23.
“She’s got enough prize money to get in the Blue Diamond Stakes and she’s always been aimed at that. She’s going to have a jump-out at Mornington on January 30 and then she’ll be running in the Blue Diamond Prelude and the Diamond second-up.”
Warren said while Brooklyn Hustle hadn’t been away from the action for too long, it had done her the world of good.
“She had 10 days in the paddock at Rosemont Stud after Moonee Valley and then 10 days on the water walker,” Warren said. “She’s grown a bit and matured. She’s a bit higher in the rump and levelled up. She’s a good size and she’s always been very straight forward.”
Brooklyn Hustle is out of Pivotal mare, Joint Aspiration (GB), whose four wins included the Listed Gaviola Stakes and a second at Group 3 level. Having produced two winners, she is out of a half-sister to the champion European sprinter and Group 1 Haydock Sprint Cup winner Red Clubs (IRE).