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Barbaric back to brilliant best
14 Jun 2014

Stephen Marsh is looking to the future with renewed confidence in a horse that he has long considered of Group One ability.

The Cambridge trainer believes the Goodwood Stud-bred and raced Barbaric is on target to fulfil his potential later this year.

The injury-plagued son of Pins was an impressive winner at Ruakaka this afternoon to further boost Marsh’s confidence.

“His feet are really looking good now and I was confident he was bang on,” he said. “I don’t think I’ve had him any better.

“His off-front foot was the one plaguing him and he couldn’t lead on it and that’s why he was in trouble on right-handed tracks.

“Now he’s right we’ll give him a three-week freshen up and look to the spring and summer and races like the Concorde and the Railway – he really deserves his chance. He’s a very smart horse.”

The winner of six of his 16 starts, Barbaric is a chestnut son of the Kinjite mare Burnzees Magic.

It is the outstanding Group One Fell family that features Silver Liner (Railway Handicap), Petrava (SA Fillies’ Guineas)and Hoeburg (Kenilworth Paddock Stakes).