View from connections ahead of Thursday's Weatherbys Earl of Sefton Stakes at Newmarket.
Charlie Hills is excited by the prospect of Just The Judge starting the new campaign in the Weatherbys Earl of Sefton Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday.
The daughter of Lawman was one of the best fillies of her Classic generation, winning the Irish 1,000 Guineas and being placed in the English 1000 Guineas and the Coronation Stakes.
She disappointed on her last two starts in the Nassau and Sun Chariot Stakes, but Hills reports her in tip-top condition for her racecourse return.
"She's done great. I've been delighted with her. She's bouncing at home and crying out form a run," said the Lambourn trainer.
"We want to run her at Newmarket and that gives us nice timing for either the Middleton Stakes (at York) or the Dahlia at Newmarket during Guineas week.
"She is certainly more forward in her coat than she was last year.
"Her work has been good as well, so we're looking forward to running her and the extra furlong will help her."
Boom And Bust bids to improve upon his fourth place behind the reopposing Mull Of Killough in this race 12 months.
"He ran very well in it last year. I think he's in better form this time around but it's a hotter race altogether," said trainer Marcus Tregoning.
"It is a very hot race, but he's in good form. Hopefully the ground will be fast enough for him and he'll put up a good account of himself."
Roger Varian saddles Elkaayed, who opened his account in a mile-and-a-quarter maiden on his course in May but has been absent since finishing sixth in the Gordon Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
"Elkaayed won nicely at the track last year and will be suited by the fast ground conditions," he told www.varianstable.com.
"The trip would be a minimum for him but this looked a good starting point for the year."
The former Lady Cecil-trained First Mohican steps down in trip on his first run on the Flat since joining Alan King, for whom he has had three runs over hurdles during the winter.
"First Mohican had some classy form on the Flat with Henry Cecil, and he took some catching one day at Deauville when we allowed him to bowl along in front, so we hope that he might stretch them," owner Henry Ponsonby told www.alankingracing.co.uk.
"He is fit from jumping and seems very well."