10/20/2010 3:55PM

Rustler Hustler skipping BC Juvenile Turf


Rustler Hustler, coming off a turf breeze last week at Aqueduct in which he outworked Grade 1 winner Court Vision, will not be supplemented to the Nov. 6 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf and will pointed toward other races, trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. said Wednesday.

Owned for his first four races by Blazing Meadows Farm and Mark Stanley, Rustler Hustler was purchased privately by owner Paul Pompa after the colt won the Continental Mile at Monmouth Park on Aug. 14. Dutrow has trained him since the purchase was finalized, although the horse has not raced under him.

Dutrow said the prohibitive cost of supplement fees – $90,000 to run in the Juvenile Turf – have them looking at other races.

The Juvenile Turf, which traditionally attracts horses from Europe, could again have overseas participation, although the cream of the juvenile division there is unlikely to make the journey to Churchill Downs.

On Monday, Adrian Beaumont of the International Racing Bureau told Daily Racing Form’s Alan Shuback that Rerouted, Mantoba, and Titus Mills were possible starters.

Of the trio, Rerouted is the most accomplished, having won the Group 3 Somerville Tattersall Stakes at Newmarket on Sept. 30.