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Travelling Light on Target for Feature
Outstanding 3YO Travelling Light will head to Ruakaka next week as she continues her preparation for a raceday return in early September. Trainer Ben Foote is delighted with the El Roca sophomore filly, who won five of her seven starts in her first campaign including the Gr1 Levin Classic (1600m), and will use the trip north and a run at the trials meeting scheduled for August 4 to fit her for her spring campaign. Foote and part-owner Col MacRury have a four-race programme earmarked for Travelling Light starting with the Gr2 US Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate (1200m) at Te Rapa on September 5. "I'm taking her (Travelling Light) to Ruakaka on Wednesday and she will stay up there for the week [where she will trial]," Foote told NZ Racing News. "She is 27kg heavier than when she last raced so she has matured nicely over the break we gave her. "She is pretty forward and very well at present as the Cambridge Jockey Club has let the Group 1 horses do their slow work on the grass this year which has really helped." Aiming Travelling Light at Sydney's Golden Eagle, Foote will also take promising Al Too Hard 2YO Babylon Berlin to Ruakaka as a travelling companion for Travelling Light. "I own Babylon Berlin with my accountant and we've put a pretty unrealistic price on her as we don't want to sell her although there has been a lot of interest. I've had a lot of fun with Travelling Light and I'm at that stage of my career that I guess I'd like to maybe have another one like that!"