Bet of the Day: Fanny Logan fancied for Listed feature at Salisbury

Published on: August 14, 2019
Author: Jamie Clark
Fanny Logan for trainer John Gosden in Upavon Fillies' Stakes at Salisbury is Bet of the Day for 14/08/19

The big race at Salisbury on Wednesday is the Listed 1m 2f Upvaon Fillies’ Staks (15:50) and Fanny Logan is a worthy even-money favourite with Unibet.

Trained by the in-form John Gosden, this three-year-old resumed winning ways last time out. The daughter of Sea The Stars caught the eye in her sole run as a juvenile at Yarmouth.

Fanny Logan was chinned in the final strides by stable companion Mehdaayih and went down fighting by a neck.

As the winner has since won a Group 2 over in France and finished runner-up in the Group 1 Naasau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood, that reads well in the context of this lower grade affair.

Mehdaayih, Fanny Logan and the third filly home at Yamrouth, Maqsad, have all won Listed races since. That gives the form a strong look.

After then breaking her maiden tag at Wetherby on reappearance, Fanny Logan was far from disgraced when third in the Cheshire Oaks.

Having raced keenly early on, she was unable to quicken on the rain softened ground. She still kept on and stuck to her task well, however, when beaten just 5 1/2 lengths by Mehdaayih.

Fanny Logan can follow-up

Although Group 2 company and an even softer surface were too tough for her in the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot, an ease in grade helped her bounce back.

Fanny Logan also dropped back in trip for a Listed race at York last month over an extended 1m 2f. Despite taking a keen hold early, she made eye-catching headway two out on the Knavesmire.

When ridden to challenge approaching the final furlong, she hit the front soon after. She then came under a drive and scored by 2 1/4 lengths from Glance.

The runner-up and third, Frankellina, had both placed in group races earlier in the season. Fanny Logan looks well worth backing to go in again at Listed level.

Gosden’s yard remains in fantastic form and on a 34 per cent strike rate in the last fortnight. With Rab Havlin – who is 1-1 on her – back in the saddle, everything points to a big run.

An official rating of 106 puts her 7lb and upwards clear of the Upavon Fillies’ Stakes field. She also gets 8lb weight-for-age from the four older fillies giving her an even greater advantage.

Bet of the Day: Evens with Unibet, Fanny Logan in the Upavon Fillies’ Stakes at Salisbury.