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The unbeaten Logician spearheads 11 contenders to this weekend William Hill St Leger at Doncaster.
John Gosden’s Sky Bet Great Voltigeur winner would probably bid to present his coach a fifth success in the oldest Vintage on Town Moor on Saturday and he is a hot favourite to do so following a win in York’s Ebor meeting.
Gosden:”He’s been in fantastic form since York. He is a relaxed character and he has a lovely large loping stride. I thought then (back in May) this might be a Leger horse.
“He has come quite a distance in a brief while. The long directly at Doncaster needs to suit him nicely.
“However, it won’t just be Aidan and also our lone horse, but there are other horses in play and I’ve mentioned one which won at Goodwood (Sir Ron Priestly). It’s more detail to the field than individuals are making out.”
There are 10 potential runners standing in his manner along with Aidan O’Brien – that has trained six Leger winners in the past including the last two variations – is responsible for six of them.
Leading the Ballydoyle package is Investec Derby fourth Sir Dragonet, although Lonsdale Cup third Il Paradiso looks like taking his opportunity in Doncaster.
Prior to returning to the course to finish Stakes at the 25, sir Dragonet was beaten Beneath a length at Epsom.
O’Brien stated:”We’re very pleased with him. He had a break following the Derby and the plan was to visit the Curragh and we would have a look at the Arc.
“But today Japan and Magical are there and things are changing all the time.
“The William Hill St Leger is an essential and prestigious race and we felt like there had been a fantastic likelihood that he would find that excursion.
“He was simply ready to start at the Curragh and he got a bit tired he had been entitled to do as I was being very cautious and gentle with him.
“It was the first time he’d run over that trip. He’d been over a mile and a halfdozen. He’s not short of class and he is not short of speed so it will be interesting.”
Il Paradiso would be to join him in the field following his promising jog behind Stradivarius. The three-year-old appeared to be running a huge race at the Lonsdale Cup before Stradivarius and being run from the end by two stayers at Dee Ex Bee.
O’Brien explained:”He stays really well and that is why we conducted him at York. We thought that he was worth taking a chance and a respectable race ran.
“It was a fantastic run to get a three-year-old. He looks like a horse which will get the Gold Cup excursion in time so has lots of endurance.
“However, I think he’ll be pleased enough falling for this particular trip, he does not mind being ridden forward and we will ride him as we are confident that he stays.”
The O’Brien team is performed by Barbados, Norway, South Pacific and Western Australia.
Andrew Balding’s Royal Ascot enthusiast Dashing Willoughby will take his opportunity, while Middleham handler Mark Johnston includes two candidates in the point in Nayef Road and Sir Ron Priestley.
The list of potential runners is finished from the Martyn Meade-trained Technicianand also a tenacious winner of the Unibet Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury when last seen.

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