2016 Doomben Cup a Target for Volkstock’n’Barrell

April 13th, 2016

Volkstok’n’Barrell will be set on a path towards the 2016 Doomben Cup (2000m) after connections of the kiwi raider confirmed he will be included in nominations for the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) on the Gold Coast on May 7th.

Volkstok'n'Barrell will likely line up for the 2016 Doomben Cup. Photo: Steve Hart

Volkstok’n’Barrell will likely line up for the 2016 Doomben Cup. Photo: Steve Hart

Volkstok’n’Barrell has been a strong and consistent performer for Donna Logan through his entire racing career since first appearing on course in 2014; posting eight wins and a further four minors through nineteen starts.

Resuming this time for sixth in the Group 1 NRM Sprint (1400m) at Te Rapa on February 13th, the Tavistock gelding returned to winning form in the Group 1 Hanui Farm Classic (1600m) before repeating the dose in the Group 1 New Zealand Stakes (2000m) on March 12th.

While failing to figure when tenth in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on Day 1 of The Championships, part-owner Garry Cossey told Racenet the Hollindale Stakes will figure as an indicator as to whether or not the multiple Group 1 winner will be set for the 2016 Doomben Cup.

“We’ll get through that race and it will determine whether he goes on to the Doomben Cup or if he drops back in class to something like the Lord Mayor’s Cup,” Cossey said.

“He was a bit tired after that (the Doncaster), but he’s doing well now.”

Resuming in 2015 for success in the Group 2 Great Northern Guineas (1600m), Volkstok’n’Barrell repeated the dose in the Listed Karaka Mile (1600m) before running third in the Group 2 Avondale Guineas (2100m).

Progressing to a close second behind Mongolian Khan in the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m), Volkstok’n’Barrell immediately announced himself to the Australian racing community when producing an impressive late turn of foot to win the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m); ending his campaign third in the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m).

Nominations for the 2016 Doomben Cup are due by Monday, May 16th while a final field and barrier draw will be completed and released two days later.

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