Logician Comes Out Of Doncaster In Fine Form


One of John Gosden's leading lights in the yard, Logician made a nice comeback at Doncaster last week and has come out of the race in fine form according to connections.

The four year old grey was superb last term winning all five of his events with ease, including the Group Two Great Volitgeur at York's Ebor meeting and rounding of the season by landing the Group One St Leger.

Since that win the Khalid Abdullah owned horse had been off the track for almost a year, suffering a severely life threatening illness during the winter, that gave connections questions on whether he would ever race again.

Fortunately for the team he was back in action and better than ever in a two runner Conditions Stakes at Doncaster and having come out of the race in good health, Gosden and connections can now plan on where to go next.

(Credit ATR) “He’s come out of it fine, I’m pleased to say,” said owner Khalid Abdullah’s racing manager, Teddy Grimthorpe.

“He seems to be in good shape after it and it was everything we could have hoped for actually as a race.

“It was almost a year to the day since he won the St Leger and he had been seriously ill over the winter, so we were going into the unknown a bit to say the least. But the way he came out of it pleased us.

“We’ve got no real plans as such. I think John’s inclination is to go gently and we really wanted to see how he came out of the race and see how he progresses before making a decision.”

Khalid Abdullah owns both Logician and Enable and with the Queen of racing looking sure to have her final season on the track, Logician could become the new flag bearer for the yard and owner.

Grimthorpe added: He’s an important horse for Prince Khalid and we’re treating him very much with next year in mind.

“You have to treat each horse on their merits so we’ll keep monitoring him. He’s still unbeaten in six races and is a very exciting horse – hopefully there’s more to come.

“To say it was a two-runner race the other day the time was respectable, all things considered.”