Logician Gets The Nod For The St Leger


John Gosden's Logician has been given the green light to feature in the final classic of the year at Doncaster in the St Leger after Connections are happy with how the three year old has come out of his win in the Great Voltigeur at York.

The son of Frankel is unbeaten on all four of his starts to date having raced in Class 4 and 3 races before his break through victory last time out on the Knavesmire at the Ebor meeting where he eased away from a smart field of runners in the Group Two contest.

The Prince Khalid Abdullah owned colt had been eyed up for other contests towards the end of the season but today the horses connections have officially stated that he will be heading to Doncaster a week on Saturday.

Before the Great Voltigeur the grey horse was 7/1 for the Group One at Doncaster but after he breezed to victory he was smashed into 7/4 and after this announcement he has gone even shorter and is now a best price of 5/4.

Logician will be looking to give Gosden his fifth win in the Classic race over 1m6½f trying to follow in the footsteps of Shantou (1996), Lucarno (2007), Arctic Cosmos (2010) and Masked Marvel (2011).

(Credit Racing Post) Prince Abdullah's racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe said: There were a couple of things to think about after York which is why we didn't commit to the St Leger straight away, not least how the horse came out of York.

"Logician seems in good shape and the Leger looks the right race for him. He shapes as if he'll stay the trip so we're hopeful. He worked nicely this morning and it's all systems go for Doncaster."

Logician's owner has only won the Group One once in his time with Toulon back in 1991 and will be looking to double his tally with this smart, progressive colt on September 14th.