Logician to run in Leger
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.