Three-time Group One winner Volkstok’n’barrell will make an appearance, weather permitting, on the final day of the Wellington Cup carnival.
Donna Logan has confirmed that the Tavistock five-year-old will be supplemented into the Gr. 1 Harcourts Thorndon Mile on Saturday week.
“He’ll be going to Trentham, but if the weather is shocking then he may go to Counties instead,” said Logan, who trains in partnership with Chris Gibbs.
“We would rather go down to Wellington with him, and the race and the trip away would be the better way toward the Herbie Dyke Stakes.
“If we go to Counties then he would have to carry 64 kilograms, so that’s not ideal – he’s not a big horse. We’ll be keeping a close watch on the weather for him as he needs a good track.”
A multiple Group One winner, Volkstok’n’barrell finished sixth, after blundering at the start, in the Gr. 1 Captain Cook Stakes on his last trip to Wellington in December.
At his most recent appearance, the gelding was beaten a short neck by Consensus in the Gr. 1 Zabeel Classic at Ellerslie on Boxing Day. Matt Cameron will again be aboard Volkstok’n’barrell in the Thorndon.