LOGICIAN broke the track record in last year’s St Leger. He’s had a year off and this will be on the short side for John Gosden’s unbeaten four-year-old but he is probably a class above his two rivals. Zaaki has twice been successful at Group 3 level but he’s not quite been able to reproduce his best for so far this season. Mythical Magic has only won once in this country and seems to reserve his best for Meydan nowadays.
Logician 5-6fav (9-1) Keen broke smartly, soon steadied back, held up, headway towards stand side over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on (track record), won at Doncaster 1m 7f Grp 1 stks (1) gf in Sep beating Sir Ron Priestley (9-1) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Mythical Magic (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 7l behind Marie's Diamond (9-7) at Newmarket 1m lst stks (1) gf in Jun.
Zaaki 4-1 (9-5) Raced keenly, held up in last pair, headway between horses inside final 2f, never going pace to threaten, weakened into 4th final 75 yards, 4th of 7, 4 1/4l behind Extra Elusive (9-5) at Haydock 1m 2f Grp 3 stks (1) gd in Aug.