09/11/2001 11:00PM

Grade 1 winner Jostle retired


ELMONT, N.Y. - Grade 1 winner Jostle, who was preparing for her next start in Saturday's $300,000 Ruffian Handicap at Belmont Park, has been retired.

Trainer John Servis said he was not pleased with the way Jostle returned from her five-furlong work in 1:02.36 at Philadelphia Park on Monday.

Servis said Richard Porter, Jostle's owner, hasn't yet made a decision regarding Jostle's future, but it seemed likely Porter would sell the 4-year-old filly as a broodmare prospect. Jostle, a daughter of Brocco, retires with $1,381,682 from a record of 8-5-1 in 19 starts.

"Her ankles have been giving her problems all year," Servis said. "She came out of the Delaware race a little beat up and those ankles were nagging her. She was unable to show her true colors this year."

Jostle, who won the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks and the Grade 1 Alabama as part of her 2000 campaign, was without a win in five starts this year and last ran in the Delaware Handicap, where she finished fourth on July 22.