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Late Thorndon Entry For Multiple Gr1 Winner
Triple Gr1-winning Kiwi galloper Volkstok'n'barrell will make an appearance, weather permitting, on the final day of the Wellington Cup carnival, reports NZ Racing Desk. Donna Logan has confirmed that the 5YO gelding will be supplemented into the Gr1 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." Logan added: "If we go to Counties then he would have to carry 64kg 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." At his most recent appearance, Volkstok'n'barrell (Tavistock-Volkster, by Volksraad) was beaten a short neck by Consensus in the Gr1 Zabeel Classic at Ellerslie on Boxing Day.