Logician Heading To York For Rearranged Cumberland Lodge Stakes


Logician has been entered into the rearranged Cumberland Lodge Stakes at York on Friday, having supposed to run in the race on Saturday at Ascot before the meeting got abandoned due to the track being waterlogged.

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 have entered him in this Group Three event over a course and distance he has won on before in the Great Voltigeur.

The colt does still have options in the Qipco Champion Stakes and the Long Distance Cup on Saturday week, but we will have to wait and see how he fairs on Friday.

eddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to owner Khalid Abdullah said: “I hope he’ll be going to York.

“We obviously wanted to run at Ascot and now the race has been rescheduled, that remains the plan.

“He’s in good form.”

The 2/9 favourite will face only three other runners with the Paul and Oliver Cole trained Highland Chief, David Simcock trained Desert Encounter and Euchlen Glen for Jim Goldie being his challengers.