Logician (GB)

TBA NH Showcase Features 18 Stallions

The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association's NH Stallion Showcase, scheduled for Jan. 25, will feature 18 NH stallions, including freshman sires G1 St Leger hero and Shade Oak Stud's resident Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}), and Chapel Stud's G2 York S. winner Bangkok (Ire) (Australia {GB}). The 18 stallions, many of whom are among the record 31 stallions registered to the 2022 TBA Elite NH Mares' Scheme, will be shown in Yard B at the Goffs UK sales complex. "There is an increasing exciting selection of British-based stallions available to NH breeders and...

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Fillies' Mile Dominates Friday Action

Friday sees a clash of the 2-year-old heavyweights in the G1 bet365 Fillies' Mile at Newmarket, where George Strawbridge's 'TDN Rising Star' Indigo Girl (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) has to defend her unbeaten record against Ireland's best in Shale (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and Pretty Gorgeous (Fr) (Lawman {Fr}). In a renewal that also features Paul and Clare Rooney's Aug. 29 G3 Prestige S. and Sept. 25 G2 Rockfel S. scorer Isabella Giles (Ire) (Belardo {Ire}), the championship pecking order should be in some part established within the sub-100-second period it takes...

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G1SW Logician Returns in Rescheduled Cumberland Lodge

Juddmonte's undefeated 2019 G1 St Leger winner Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}) will step forward in the Oct. 9 G3 Cumberland Lodge S. at York. Originally slated for Oct. 3, the Cumberland Lodge was part of Ascot's cancelled card. The John Gosden trainee already sports a win over the course in the G2 Great Voltigeur S., and he was last in action in a Sept. 10 conditions race at Doncaster. Over the winter and for most of 2020, he had been recovering from a life-threatening infection. "I hope he'll be going...

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Enable Leads 22 in Latest Arc Forfeit Stage

Dual G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) will attempt to win her third Arc in the last four years, as she is one of 22 in the French showpiece after the latest forfeit stage announced on Monday. The Juddmonte mare is one of three in the race at this stage for John Gosden, with Bjorn Nielsen's star stayer Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) and fellow Juddmonte runner and undefeated 2019 G1 St Leger hero Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}) is also entered. Irish maestro...

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Logician Downs Lone Rival In Doncaster Return

Last term's unbeaten G1 St Leger hero Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}), under wraps following a bout of peritonitis, maintained his perfect record in Thursday's 10-furlong Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Conditions S. back at the scene of that Classic triumph in his first start since. 1st-Doncaster, £20,000, Cond, 9-10, 3yo/up, 10f 43yT, 2:10.36, gd. LOGICIAN (GB) (c, 4, Frankel {GB}--Scuffle {GB} {SP-Eng}, by Daylami {Ire}) was under wraps after a storied case of peritonitis and went postward as the prohibitively priced 1-12 favourite facing just one rival, last year's G2...

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Doncaster Welcomes Back Logician

While Thursday's action at Doncaster boasts the G2 bet365 Park Hill Fillies' S. and G2 bet365 May Hill S., last year's G1 St Leger hero Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}) returns to the scene of his greatest success to steal the show after his long absence. Facing just one rival after a credible threat in Zaaki (GB) (Leroidesanimaux {Brz}) was scratched due to a bruised foot, Khalid Abdullah's unbeaten grey has a distinct edge over Mythical Magic (Ire) (Iffraaj {GB}) in the 10-furlong Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Conditions S. Teddy...

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Grimthorpe Confirms Enable, Logician Will Not Face Off in September S.

Juddmonte's champion Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) and Classic hero Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}) will not run against each other despite both being entered in the Sept. 5 G3 September S. at Kempton, Prince Khalid's Racing Manager Teddy Grimthorpe confirmed on Monday. Both horses are trained by John Gosden. "They won't run against each other," said Grimthorpe. "Enable is very much an intended runner at this stage. We entered Logician just in case, as he is nearing a return and we're considering a couple of different options." Enable's long-term goal is...

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Palace Pier Works Toward Marois

Royal Ascot Group 1 winner Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}), who is unbeaten in four starts, worked well on Saturday in advance of the Aug. 19 G1 Prix Jacques le Marois, according to trainer John Gosden. The Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum colourbearer graduated on debut at Sandown last August and added a novice race there a month later before being shelved. Successful in a June 6 handicap at Newcastle over the all-weather, the bay saluted in the G1 St James's Palace S. at Royal Ascot in his latest...

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Logician Returns to Cantering

Connections of Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}) are keeping their fingers crossed last year's G1 St Leger hero will return to action later in the campaign. The roan enjoyed an unbeaten run of five races in the space of four months in 2019--progressing from a Newbury maiden win in mid-May to landing the G2 Great Voltigeur S. at York in August and the season's final Classic at Doncaster in September. Logician was expected to ply his trade at the highest level over middle distances this term, but his comeback was delayed...

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Logician Returns to Gosden After Recovering From Peritonitis

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....

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