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Kiwi Rivalry To Continue In Sydney

Friday, 13th March 2015

Top Kiwi 3YOs Mongolian Khan and Volkstok'n'barrell are set to renew their rivalry on Australian soil, reports NZ Racing Desk. New Zealand Derby winner Mongolian Khan has already made his way across the Tasman while the connections of Derby runner-up Volkstok'n'barrell have confirmed they will be following suit. "We're going to have a go at Sydney and he'll fly over next week," part-owner Garry Cossey said. "We'll be targeting the Rosehill Guineas, which looks a good race for him over 2000 metres, and provided he runs up to expectations we'll look at the Derby two weeks later." Volkstok'n'barrell finished a gallant second to Mongolian Khan at Ellerslie and came through his 2400 metre test in fine order. "He bounced out of it surprisingly well," Cossey said. "Donna (trainer Donna Logan) weighed him on the Monday after and he had only lost six kilos." He added, "He's really thrived since and there's no reason why he shouldn't have a go in Sydney." Matt Cameron has been aboard Volkstok'n'barrell in seven of his eight starts and in all five of the Tavistock gelding's wins, but Australian riding engagements have yet to be decided. "There's nothing confirmed at this stage with a few options floating around," Cossey said.

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