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Just The Judge handicap option

Classic winner Just The Judge is under consideration to take an unusual step into handicap company at Royal Ascot next week.

Last year's Irish 1,000 Guineas winner was third in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot last season and holds an entry in the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes over a mile next Wednesday.

However, connections have revealed that a move up to a mile and a quarter in the Wolferton Stakes, a Listed handicap on the Friday, is also a possibility.

"We were pleased with her run at Epsom, where she stayed on strongly close home, and she seems to have come out of that race well," said Hannah Wall, assistant to Qatar Racing manager David Redvers.

"We are considering going back up to a mile and a quarter with her and she has the option of the Wolferton as well as the Duke Of Cambridge. She's rated 108 now, which opens up that possible route in a 0-110 handicap."

The same owners also have Purr Along and Thursday night's Leopardstown winner Pearl Of Africa in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes, with both said to be intended starters.