East Rutherford, N.J. – After getting squeezed back at the
break, Rustler Hustler inched his way closer to the lead throughout the
allowance/optional claiming feature at the Meadowlands on Saturday before grabbing
the front in the lane and drawing off to a three-quarter length score.
Patricia Farro and ridden by Chris DeCarlo, Rustler Hustler covered the mile
over yielding turf in 1:40.43 and returned $5.80, $3.40 and $3 as the favorite
in the field of seven colts and geldings.
Screenplay completed the $28.80 exacta and paid $4 to place and $3.60 to
show. Gimme Credit was another 3 ½ lengths
back in third, good for a $3.20 show mutuel.
4-year-old colt by Ecton
Park from the Cozzene
mare Cozzy Temper, Rustler Hustler posted his third win this season and sixth
lifetime in taking the Big M feature.
continues at the Meadowlands on Friday, Oct. 26 – gates open 11 a.m., first
post 2:15 p.m.