St Leger at Doncaster on Technician's agenda

Technician (grey) in action at Sandown
Image: Technician (grey) in action at Sandown

Technician will be trained for the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster.

The grey bounced back to winning ways in a Listed event over 10 furlongs at ParisLongchamp earlier this month, having disappointed badly in a Derby trial at Chester previously.

That run came at a time when trainer Martyn Meade's horses were badly out of form, though, and shortly afterwards he closed his stable for a month.

However, with his string now firing on all cylinders again, new plans can be made for his leading lights.

"He was in a similar situation to Advertise with what happened at Chester - we can just forget about that race," said Meade.

"He came out of his last race bouncing.

"I don't want to over-run him. I haven't got an absolute plan, but we'll think about running him in the next couple of weeks or so.

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"He ran well enough over 10 furlongs, but ultimately we want to think about pushing him up in distance all the time. We think he's a mile-and-a-half horse."

Meade senses Technician may well even have the necessary stamina for the Classic on Town Moor in September.

He said: "I don't think the Leger will be too far by the time we get to then - hopefully he'll have had a couple of runs over a mile and a half by then.

"That is certainly a nice one to aim at.

"We may wait to run him in a Leger trial. The ultimate aim is Doncaster - so Goodwood (Gordon Stakes) might work well time-wise, and we want to pick some nice races for him."

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