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Logan Thrilled With 'Barrell'

Friday, 1st December 2017

Meanwhile, co-trainer Donna Logan is delighted with the condition of multiple Group 1 winning galloper Volkstok'n'barrell (Tavistock-Volkster, by Volksraad) leading into tomorrow's Gr3 Eagle Technology Stakes (1600m) at Ellerslie, reports NZ Racing Desk. The 6YO, whose primary summer target is the Gr1 Zabeel Classic (2000m) at Ellerslie on Boxing Day, was last seen finishing a disappointing 9th of 14 in the Gr1 Livamol Classic (2040m) at Hawke's Bay on 22 October. "He's superb. I'm really happy with him," Logan said. "This isn't his best distance but it's a nice lead-up to get us to the Zabeel Classic." Logan added: "He'd lost a lot of weight so he went to the paddock then he's just come back and done all his work here at the track and on the beach. He's put the weight back on and he looks terrific. I'd like to think he can run in the first five on Saturday at least." Volkstok'n'barrell will be chasing his fifth Group 1 success in the Zabeel following elite wins in the Rosehill Guineas, Maori Stakes, New Zealand Stakes, and Herbie Dyke Stakes.

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