Judicial to step up in grade
Judicial is set for a step up into Listed company after turning a five-furlong handicap at Chester into a procession on Friday.
The progressive five-year-old gelding, trained by Julie Camacho and owned by the Elite Racing Club, backed up his previous success at Pontefract with an impressive display on the Roodee.
Judicial could now go for the Achilles Stakes at Haydock next month, with the John Smith's City Walls Stakes at York on July 15, won by his Group One-winning half-sister Marsha, also on the agenda.
"It was a nice performance and he looks like a horse that is improving all the time. Naturally we were very pleased and it looks like he's ready try a little step up in class," said Camacho's husband and assistant, Steve Brown.
"I think he'll go to the Achilles Listed race at Haydock. We'll see how we go from there and decide on a plan for the second half of the year.
"If that goes well, he'll probably go to the City Walls, the Listed race that his sister Marsha won last year. I would think that would be the short-term plan for him.
"He came out of his race well and gaps of about three weeks between his races is pretty perfect for him."