02/10/2012 4:41PM

Oaklawn: Two-turn debut for Silver Hustler in allowance feature


Silver Hustler, who closed from last to win her career debut in a maiden special weight sprint Jan. 21, will make the move to two turns in the featured eighth race Sunday at Oaklawn. The first-level optional $75,000 claimer for 3-year-old fillies will be run at 1 1/16 miles.

Silver Hustler, a daughter of the Unbridled’s Song stallion Political Force, debuted for Ralph Bodine but has since been sold privately to Al and Sandee Kirkwood. Grant Forster remains the trainer of the filly, and is looking forward to the move to two turns Sunday.

“We’ve been looking to stretch her out,” he said. “She’s built like a route horse, and in her pedigree there’s a lot of long distance and turf. Her mother’s a half-sister to Spring House, who won the Del Mar Handicap and was a real nice horse. Her second dam was a Group 2 winner in Brazil.”

Silver Hustler closed from nine lengths back in her debut, after missing the break.

“She got pinched off shortly after,” Forster said. “She actually had broke fairly well in the morning. I don’t foresee that happening again. I expect her to be up in the race this time, especially going two turns.”

Channing Hill has the mount on Silver Hustler, who with a good performance Sunday is a candidate to advance to the Grade 3, $125,000 Honeybee at Oaklawn on March 10, said Forster.

* Mr. Ticket, a son of the late Grade 1 winner Happy Ticket, is entered in the ninth race, a maiden special weight at six furlongs. Mr. Ticket was third at the same level last out at Fair Grounds.