12/26/2001 1:00AM

Jostle back in training


Grade 1 winner Jostle, who was retired earlier this year and later sold as a broodmare prospect for $1.7 million at Keeneland in November, is back in training at Churchill Downs with trainer Elliott Walden, The Blood-Horse reported.

The 4-year-old Jostle worked three furlongs in 37.60 seconds, breezing, for Walden on Dec. 19.

Walden was on vacation and unavailable for comment on Wednesday.

Pete Whitman bought Jostle from Richard Porter, who retired the filly, a winner of $1,381,682, in September while she was preparing for the Ruffian Handicap at Belmont Park, which was canceled because of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Jostle's trainer at the time, John Servis, said the filly had been plagued with ankle problems for much of the season.

Jostle was one of the dominant 3-year-old fillies of 2000 with consecutive wins in the Coaching Club American Oaks, Alabama, and Cotillion. She was without a win in five races this year and finished fourth in her last start, the Delaware Handicap on July 22.