SECOND 2019 CLASSIC WINNER FOR FRANKEL AS LOGICIAN WINS THE LEGER
FRANKEL achieved his second British Classic winner of 2019 as the unbeaten Logician won the St Leger in track record time.
Juddmonte homebred Logician started 5-6 favourite for the race off the back of an impressive win in the Great Voltigeur Stakes Gr.2 at York last month. In the St Leger, the colt forged clear to win strongly by two-and-a-quarter lengths under jockey Frankie Dettori, becoming the second winner of the race in the colours of Prince Khalid after Toulon in 1991.
Trainer John Gosden said after the race: "He stayed the trip well, which is always a worry, and the fast ground rather than it being testing probably helped him stay the trip and he's won in a record time with one flick of the stick.
"He's a mile-and-a-half horse really, but this is a Classic and Prince Khalid was keen because he breeds these lovely horses and wanted to win a Classic for FRANKEL - we've won him two now as we also won the Oaks for him (with Anapurna).
"The way he quickened with just one flick - he's a gorgeous horse. I think he'd be better on good ground, rather than good to firm.
"He'll probably revert to a mile and a half next year. He's done so much so quickly this year that we'll put him away now, he won't run again this season."
Date: 14 September 2019