As the 2017-18 jumps season hots up all eyes are on the performances of the potential runners for the 2018 Grand National.
Logical Song has just put himself into contention following a fantastic win in the Paddy Power Cork Grand National under the guidance of jockey Danny Mullins.
Trained by Mags Mullins, the eight-year-old has only had seven chase starts and this race, run over 3m4f, was his biggest step in distance so far.
In what was a patient and tactical race for Mullins, he bided his time and at two out gave Logical Song the green light to take off, ultimately winning the race by 12 lengths.
Raz De Maree, a dual winner of this race, produced another great effort for second place, with Undressed third and Arkwrisht fourth.
Mags Mullins said: “Danny was anxious to step up to three and a half miles and even Daniel (Furini, owner), in Italy, was wondering was it too far for him, but I said we’d ride him to get it (the trip) and see.
“He is so honest and is so genuine and I’m delighted with him and he jumped super.
“He always just stays and over a shorter trip something with more gears would get him but he is great and has given us great fun.
“I’m delighted to win a National and it opens up options now. ”
One of those options could very well be the Grand National 2018 at Aintree. If the rest of his chasing season continues in this kind of form then connections would have to give it some serious consideration.
So far this season he has had four runs, winning two and placing in the other two so he is definitely on form and having partnered with Danny Mullins 14 times since October 2016, they are shaping up to become a formidable duo.