Perfect Hustler on top at Kempton


PERFECT Hustler gave a sure-footed display at Kempton last night to notch a deserved first career success.

The son of US stallion Jimmy Creed stepped up on a second-place effort earlier this month at the Surrey venue to score in a six-furlong novice stakes.

Jockey John Egan was aboard the Nick Watts-owned two-year-old, who held a position in midfield until being switched left to deliver his challenge through the final quarter-mile.

Perfect Hustler duly engaged with the favourite Procedure and got on top inside the final furlong. 

The pair went well clear through the closing strides but it was Perfect Hustler who emerged victorious by three-parts of a length.

Speaking after the 4/1 win, trainer Jeremy Noseda said: “He did everything right, as did his jockey. It was a good ride from John Egan.

“He is a nice solid horse and we will give him a little break now before starting back with him on the all-weather early next spring.”

The winner was Shalfleet’s third from its last four runners. Both Lansky and Jus’ Pires won before Tranquil Star was second on Monday.

Jeremy added: “I’m pleased. We went through a bit of a rocky spell but have come out of the other side.”