Barabaric back at happy hunting ground

Barbaric recorded his best win in the Listed Chainey's Panasonic Stakes. (Photo: Race Images, PN).

Barbaric recorded his best win in the Listed Chainey’s Panasonic Stakes. (Photo: Race Images, PN).

Barbaric is in the right order to further his already impressive record at Te Rapa on Saturday.

The course specialist will also benefit from stable apprentice Hairi Marzuki’s 4kg claim in the Lowe Schollum & Jones Premier to bring his weight down to 58kg.

Barbaric, who has won four times on the track, finished seventh at Ellerslie last start after being caught four wide without cover.

“I didn’t mind his run at all,” said trainer Stephen Marsh. “He’ll appreciate being back at Te Rapa and a bit of give in the ground.”

Marsh is also happy with the condition of stablemate and race rival Rocanto, who has a win and a second from his two runs this campaign

“He’s going well and his work has been very good,” he said.

Rocanto was successful at Tauranga with Marzuki in the saddle and will be ridden tomorrow by Opie Bosson, who was aboard when he chased home stablemate Ruud Not Too at Ellerslie last start.

— NZ Racing Desk