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Hasselhoof Due For Change Of Luck
Donna Logan is looking forward to a time when Hasselhoof (Tavistock-Alpine, by Zabeel) enjoys a trouble-free preparation into a target race, reports NZ Racing Desk. The Ruakaka horsewoman and her training partner Chris Gibbs have been consistently frustrated by setbacks ahead of Group One starts for the talented gelding. Among numerous issues, a minor foot injury ruled out the Gr1 Captain Cook Stakes for Hasselhoof, who recovered to finish a bold last-start third in the Listed J. Swap Contractors at Te Rapa. "One day it's all going to fall into place for him and he'll win his Group One," Logan said. She is hoping their reward may come at Ellerslie on Boxing Day in the Gr1 Zabeel Classic. "His preparation hasn't been ideal again, but I think he can do it," Logan said. "He pulled up well after Te Rapa, I was thrilled with his run there." Logan said stable-mate Volkstok'n'barrell posed the biggest threat to Hasselhoof. "He looks magnificent and it is unfortunate that they have to clash," she said.