Logician Returns to Gosden After Recovering From Peritonitis


Logician | Racing Post

Undefeated 2019 G1 St Leger hero Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who races in the Juddmonte colours of Prince Khalid Abdullah, has returned to the John Gosden yard after being treated for peritonitis, Racing Post reported on Thursday. Also a winner of the G2 Great Voltigeur S. in August, the grey 4-year-old's return to the races will be a bit delayed, but he is likely to appear by early summer.

“Logician was successfully treated for peritonitis which can be a serious condition,” said Prince Khalid Abdullah's racing manager Lord Teddy Grimthorpe. “I'm pleased to say he's been cleared by the vets and is now back with John Gosden. There's nothing to suggest that this is ongoing and basically you're either clear of it or you're not.

“There seemed to be no obvious reason for it and he seems fine now. Obviously, he'll be a little behind schedule, but he was unraced as a 2-year-old and in normal circumstances I doubt John would've been in a great hurry with him anyway. We'll play it by ear but going forward I don't have anything but normal concerns about him. I suppose if he was ever going to get these things, winter is the ideal time.”

When asked about the colt's return, Grimthorpe said, “I hate putting dates on these things as it's early days, but I doubt he'd be out until June or July.”

The intestinal disease, which results from a puncture to the protective membrane surrounding the intestines or abdominal cavity, can be fatal if not treated rapidly.

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