He’s The Judge, a three-year-old gelding by Restrepo, and one of the first crop of the former ‘Cups King, tasted success for the second time at Globe Derby Park on Monday (December 21).
Starting from the No 5 gate, the bay gelding was forced to sit parked for the first lap before surging to the front in the back straight.
After being briefly headed, He’s The Judge fought back determinedly to win by 3.9 metres.
The mile rate was 2:02.6 for 1800 metres.
Bred by Paul Lamond and B. A. Muller, He’s The Judge is the second foal and first winner out of Bronzewing Lady (1:58), an eight-win Our Sir Vancelot mare.
Restrepo has sired three winners and a placegetter from six starters in his first crop of nine foals.