Lo­gi­cian to run in Leger

The Daily Telegraph - Sport - - Racing - By Mar­cus Army­tage

Lo­gi­cian, John Gosden’s un­beaten Great Voltigeur win­ner, has been given the go-ahead to run in the Wil­liam Hill St Leger next week.

Al­though the Don­caster race was the ob­vi­ous tar­get af­ter Lo­gi­cian beat Con­stantino­ple in the York race last month, con­nec­tions wanted to check he came out of that in good shape be­fore com­mit­ting.

How­ever, Lord Grimthorpe, owner Khaled Ab­dul­lah’s rac­ing man­ager, con­firmed the colt was on course for Don­caster yes­ter­day. “We were only hold­ing fire to make sure ev­ery­one was happy,” he said. “The trip is an un­known, but he has a lovely ac­tion. He gal­loped out well at York and while that is not a guar­an­tee it is a lit­tle bit of an in­di­ca­tion.”

Ai­dan O’brien, who no longer has the op­tion of fly­ing riders from Don­caster to Leop­ard­stown for the Ir­ish Cham­pion Stakes be­cause the races are just 40 min­utes apart, plans to run Il Par­adiso, Sir Dragonet and, pos­si­bly, Nor­way. Sir Dragonet, who has been well backed this week, fin­ished fifth in the Derby when favourite. He has since fin­ished an or­di­nary fourth in an av­er­age race, al­beit over 10 fur­longs.

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