THE news that Shade Oak Stud is to be home in 2022 to Frankel’s classic-winning Logician is a real boost to the National Hunt stallion ranks in Britain. This week Peter Hockenhull announced the acquisition from Juddmonte Farms of the Group 1 St Leger, successful in six of his nine career starts.

Hockenhull said: “The purchase of Logician is the culmination of a four-year search to bring another top-class stallion prospect to Shade Oak, one with all the qualities needed in a champion National Hunt sire. Logician ticks every box.”