LOGICIAN adds up in the St Leger. This improving son of Frankel can land another big prize for John Gosden and Frankie Dettori.
He stepped out of handicap company in great style to win the Great Voltigeur at York on just his fourth career start. That was an impressive effort and he shapes as though this longer trip will be ideal.
Il Paradiso looks the pick of the Aidan O’Brien runners as the Ballydoyle maestro bids for a Leger hat-trick. He ran well behind Stradivarius on the Knavesmire and is as honest as they come.
Dashing Willoughby looks the pick of the bigger prices. He won the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot on his one run over this distance. He was a bit keen over 2m behind Stradivarius last time and is better than that.
DASHING WILLOUGHBY 4/5
DASH for cash. Best effort when winning Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot and found 2m too far behind Stradivarius at Goodwood latest. This trip looks ideal and he’s capable of hitting the frame with improvement to come.
IL PARADISO 4/5
PARA can fight. Ran cracker behind Stradivarius at York when staying well. Earlier won fair race at The Curragh with masses in hand. Goes on any ground and could outrun stablemate Sir Dragonet despite jockey bookings.
LISTEN to Logic. Looks hard to beat after bloodless win over shorter at York last time. Gosden and Dettori confident he’ll see out this longer trip and open to massive improvement after four runs. Could be on a different level to these rivals.
NAYEF ROAD 1/5
ROCKY for Road. Well off the pace behind Logician but earlier won well over shorter at Goodwood. Third in Queen’s Vase so stays this trip but has a fair bit to make up with the principals.
SIR DRAGONET 3/5
SIR needs to stir. Looks the O’Brien No1 with finest hour coming when beaten half a length in the Derby. Flopped over 1m2f last time and should be happier at this distance. Has a bit to prove but yard’s record in the race can’t be quibbled.
SIR RON PRIESTLEY 3/5
DO Ron Ron. Improving stayer who battled to win over this trip at Goodwood latest. Will make another bold bid from the front and will take plenty of passing coming from Mark Johnston. May just fall short on the class front.
TECH a break. Did well to win at Newbury last time at Group 3 level after being hampered. Should relish this extra furlong but needs to find more for a Classic. Likes soft ground and not likely to get that.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA 1/5
AUSSIE won’t rule. Ran as pacemaker for Japan in Grand Prix De Paris last time and looks set for that role again. Looks short of this level on all known form