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Logician storms to St Leger glory

14th September 2019, 18:03 by Tom McGarry

Logician justified his tag as favourite by comfortably winning the St Leger Stakes at Doncaster on Saturday.

The John Gosden-trained colt was installed as favourite on the back of his victory in last month's Great Voltigeur Stakes at York and never had to break sweat under the stewardship of jockey Frankie Dettori.

Sir Dragonet did threaten to challenge Logician during the early exchanges but Aidan O'Brien's charge was unable to maintain his form as he faded badly.

Indeed, it was Mark Johnston's duo Sir Ron Priestley and Nayef Road that were left to challenge for second place, with the former eventually edging out the latter.

It was Logician's day, however, as he became the second roan to win the race in recent years following Kingston Hill's 2014 triumph.

The victory was also the fifth St Leger success for Gosden, while Dettori has now gone one better than that in Britain's oldest Classic, as he continued his impressive season.

"It feels good," said Dettori. "We came into the race with lots of expectation as a short-priced favourite in front of a massive crowd and everyone likes to see a favourite win on the big day. He's only run four times and there's definitely more improvement to come."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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