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All Options On Table for Volkstok'n'barrell

Tuesday, 19th September 2017

Domestic feature race challenges await multiple Group One winning Kiwi galloper Volkstok'n'barrell, although a return to Australia hasn't been ruled out, reports NZ Racing Desk. The 6YO Tavistock gelding will run in Saturday's Gr1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m) at Hastings, but is not expected to peak until the final leg of the Hawke's Bay Triple Crown – the Gr1 Livamol Classic (2000m) on 7 October. "We certainly want to go back for the Livamol," said Donna Logan, who trains at Ruakaka with Chris Gibbs. "We think that is the best race for him." However, plans beyond the Livamol are yet to be confirmed. "At this point in time we will probably stay in New Zealand, but you never say never. Have horse can travel," Logan said. Volkstok'n'barrell, who galloped between races at Ruakaka on Saturday, carried 64.5kg when resuming earlier this month following a seven month break to finish fifth on his home turf over 1200m. "That was great, just what we wanted," Logan said. "I had been away and Chris had been happy with the horse's work. He's come through the race well and he's looking good."

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