Judicial will return to the scene of one of his finest moments on a racecourse when he goes for gold in the £50,000 totescoop6 Beverley Bullet on Saturday.
The Julie Camacho-trained sprinter broke the five-furlong track record at Beverley in June when he became the first horse to navigate the East Yorkshire circuit in under a minute.
Judicial has since finished fourth in a Listed race at York and then got to within a length and three-quarters of Kimberella in the Queensferry Stakes at Chester on August 6.
Dan Downie, racing manager for his owners Elite Racing Club, said: “He’s been in very good form since Chester and the plan for Judicial is to run in the Beverley Bullet.
“He has won at Beverley before, breaking the course record in the process, so we know he goes well at the course – and that is very important.
“Julie has done really well with Judicial as he was a bit of a tearaway when he was younger and now he’s as quiet as a mouse.
“He’s now a very good horse and a very quick horse and the Bullet looks the right race for him.
“When he ran at York and at Chester he probably didn’t have everything in his favour as he needed the ground faster than it was to show his very best form.
“Hopefully conditions for him at Beverley will be ideal. We’re really excited to see what he can do.”
Twenty-three horses have been entered in the prestigious Listed race, including last year’s first two home – Alpha Delphini and Willytheconqueror.
Kimberella could renew rivalry with Judicial, with trainer Richard Fahey having also entered The Wagon Wheel.
Line Of Reason is in the frame to run in a fourth consecutive Beverley Bullet for the Paul Midgley team. The Westow handler also intends to saddle the hat-trick-seeking Desert Law and Final Venture.
Popular 10-year-old Take Cover has been given the option to run by David Griffiths, while Keith Dalgleish could be double-handed with Glenrowan Rose and Clem Fandango.
Clive Cox might also launch a dual raid on the totescoop6 Beverley Bullet with Go On Go On Go On and Lady Macapa.
Irish interests could even be catered for if Go Kart (Patrick Prendergast) and Gorane (Henry de Bromhead) receive the go-ahead to travel to England.
Ornate (Robert Cowell), Guishan (Mick Appleby), Pipers Note (Ruth Carr) and Orion’s Bow (Tim Easterby) also catch the eye on a strong list of sprinters.
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