Logician Recovering Well And Ready For Big Season


Connections to Group One Classic winner Logician are over the moon with the recovery the four year old has been making after suffering a life threatening illness during the Winter.

Owner Prince Khalid Abdullah and trainer John Gosden believe the St Leger winner can make a big mark on the flat racing season this year, having gone unbeaten in all five of his starts last term and getting back to full strength to defend his title.

The popular son of Frankel is one of the sires leading lights over the last few seasons and Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to owner Khalid Abdullah has explained how there are big plans for the grey.

(Credit At The Races) He said: “We’re very excited to run him as a four-year-old. Obviously it was Prince Khalid’s decision to keep him in training and it was an important one, because having won the St Leger everyone felt there was more to come from him.

“He had this stomach infection over the winter which was treated, it set him back a bit as it was a serious infection, but he seems fine at the moment and is in light exercise. Whatever happens (with resumption of racing) his season would not have started very early anyway.

“Potentially we are extremely hopeful for him. Just where and what he might do, I think the way he won the St Leger we know he stays a mile and three-quarters and is pretty comfortable at a mile and a half – whether a bit shorter would be in his compass it’s hard to tell at this stage.

“In terms of races one would never know, he would have to show us he was in good enough form and of course the races would have to be available for him, so we may not have a wide choice. He has the potential to be an important horse. Whether he meets Enable or not will be up to Prince Khalid.”