Judicial to sit out winter campaign

Newmarket return on agenda for Camacho sprinter.

  • Wednesday 25 November
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Judicial will have the winter off after connections decided against trying to qualify for All-Weather Championships Finals Day and focus instead on a turf campaign in 2021.

The eight-year-old missed out on an automatic place on Good Friday when only fifth in a Fast-Track Qualifier at Lingfield this month, after being forced wide most of the way.

Julie Camacho’s talented sprinter won the same race 12 months ago, but the pandemic then put paid to this year’s April showpiece.

The Palace House Stakes at Newmarket in May is likely to be Judicial’s starting point next season.

He finished runner-up in the Group Three five-furlong dash when it was re-scheduled to take place in June following the spring lockdown.

“He’s gone off for his holidays and he’ll be back early next year,” said Camacho’s husband and assistant, Steve Brown.

“Obviously he won’t qualify for Good Friday, so he’ll come back probably in the Palace House.

“Unless you win a ‘win and you’re in’ race, you have to run three times, but we won’t be running him three times over the winter.

“Last year was simple enough. He won that Lingfield race, so qualified automatically, and we brought him back early. This year he didn’t pull it off, but we didn’t feel we wanted to keep him in all winter just to wait for Good Friday.

“The Palace House is the logical starting point for him.”

Judicial to sit out winter campaign
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