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Newbury

  • 14:00 Denford Stud Stakes 7f

  • (Listed) (Registered As The Washington Singer Stakes) (Str) £23,000 added 2yo 5 ran
  • Winner £13,043 2nd £4,945 3rd £2,475 4th £1,233
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 26.23s
  • Off time: 14:04:20

Judge rules at Newbury

Fillies Mile potential option for impressive winner

Last Updated: 18/08/12 2:44pm

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Charlie Hills: On target with Just The Judge

Charlie Hills: On target with Just The Judge

Just The Judge (3-1) ran out a ready winner of the Denford Stud Stakes at Newbury, striking a blow for the fairer sex.

The Charles Hills-trained daughter of Lawman was anchored at the rear of the field through the early stages before being switched stands' side to challenge.

At that point eventual runner-up Excessive Knowledge (11-4) and favourite Ninjago were dueling at the front of the field but neither had an answer to the winner's late thrust.

Just The Judge stayed on strongly to the line to score by a length and Sky Bet make her a 25-1 chance for next year's QIPCO 1000 Guineas.

ichael Hills bided his time on Just The Judge before unleashing her with a powerful run on the stands side.

"She's a very smart filly," said winning jockey Michael Hills.

"Frankie (Dettori, rider of Excess Knowledge) rode a smart race from the front - he went very steady and it was more like a six-furlong race. I had to get her going. She levelled out and then got back on her legs again and quickened again."

Charlie Hills added: "I was really pleased with her. She did well to come off a slow pace and Michael was always confident he would win.

"She showed a good attitude to knuckle down at the end. She's in the Moyglare (Curragh, September 9) and also the Fillies' Mile (Newmarket, September 28), which is the main target. I've no doubt she will get further."

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