Brooklyn Hustle (Image: Racing Photos)
Brooklyn Hustle will attempt to become the second filly in a row to win the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington this spring after breezing through a heavy-track trial at Cranbourne on Tuesday.
Trainer Jason Warren had to cancel thoughts of a Thousand Guineas tilt after Brooklyn Hustle had a minor setback about a month ago but while the target has changed, the expectation that she can make a genuine spring impact has not.
"Provided she does a good job first and second-up we'll have a go at the Coolmore," Warren said on Tuesday.
"It's very much our target race now for the spring. She'll go to the Blue Sapphire second-up and provided she runs well she'll head onto the Coolmore.
"It's (Coolmore) not just a colts' race. I think she's high class and she will prove that in time."
Brooklyn Hustle had the Thousand Guineas as her initial spring goal before a minor setback forced a change of course.
"We just weren't happy with her pre-race scopes so we decided to back off her and get her going again," he said.
"We are going to keep her at the short distances this prep and possibly stretch her out next prep.
"She's still relatively immature to be honest and I think she is going to be a proper horse in the autumn. There's a lot of upside in her.
"She's back on track now and she'll kick off on Friday week in the Scarborough Stakes at The Valley."