Barbaric is on target for the New Zealand Cup carnival after furthering his preparation last week with a trial outing at Te Teko.
An impressive winner on debut, the highly-regarded four-year-old will make two appearances at next month’s Riccarton meeting.
“He’s a lovely horse and certainly showed us more than enough,” Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh said.
“He hasn’t turned in the coat just yet and I’ll give him a run somewhere before he goes down to the (New Zealand Cup) carnival.
“He’ll run on the first and last days down there and if he was to really jump out of the ground we’d possibly be looking at the Thorndon Mile with him.
“We thought about the Stewards, but decided to keep him in own classes for now.”
The Goodwood Stud-bred and owned Barbaric made his June debut at Hastings where he waltzed home by seven and a-quarter lengths.
Rex and William Fell’s Palmerston North farm also celebrated a notable result in Sydney at the weekend when Roll The Bones gained black type with her third in the Listed Reginald Allen at Rosehill.
A successful pinhook for the father and son team, she was bought for A$67,500 at the 2010 Magic Millions Sale and then made $220,000 from Goodwood’s Premier Sale draft at Karaka the following year.
She was purchased by NSW agent Rick Connolly on behalf of Patinack Farm.
Roll The Bones is a half-sister to the stakes winner Rasmussen with and their dam is a sister to the dual Gr 1 Melbourne and Auckland Cups winner Jezabeel.