Woodridge Homes Levin Classic, Group 1 : Trentham - 11th January 2020

Travelling Light wins Woodridge Homes Levin Classic, Group 1, NZ$225,000 at Trentham, 1600m.

TRAVELLING LIGHT winning the Woodridge Homes Levin Classic
TRAVELLING LIGHT winning the Woodridge Homes Levin Classic Picture: Race Images Photo

Although constituting just six runners, a top field assembled for the 3YO Group 1 and the only filly, Travelling Light, dealt to the boys somewhat comprehensively.

Caught after leading in the NZ One Thousand Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) then fighting hard for third, this time she sat back and finished too well to record win five (third stakes) in just six starts.

She settled fifth (rails), three lengths from the pace past the 1200m, holding her position past the 800m.

Without losing ground she found herself last of the six rounding into the home straight, improved from the top of the straight, found room three off the fence then from the 200m sprinted quickly to challenge the leader.

Travelling too well, she ran past and was in no danger to the line, away by a length and quarter. Harlech sat third at the 1200m, held third rounding into the straight then took over at the 300m.

As soon as he slipped clear the winner made her run. He rallied but had no answer over the final 100m, having to settle for second.

Riodini made his run from the 600m, went up five deep turning in, looked flat at the 250m but found more to finish quite well for a distant third


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Trentham

Saturday, 11th January 2020

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16:16
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Levin Classic (G1)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
NZD $225,000
1600m TURF GOOD
7
16:16
(local)
NZD $225,000
1600m GOOD

Levin Classic (G1)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 7. TRAVELLING LIGHT (NZ) 3yo F
EL ROCA (AUS) - CISSY BOWEN (NZ)
SAMANTHA COLLETT
BEN FOOTE
$3.00
54.5kg
C R & I Macrury
2nd 1. HARLECH (NZ) 3yo C
DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) - OBSESSION (NZ)
MICHAEL DEE
MICHAEL MORONEY & PAM GERARD
$2.50
56.5kg
Ballymore Stables Nz Ltd, Elais Fletcher Partnership, R A & J A Paddon & A Schmedje

Sales Information

3rd 2. RIODINI (NZ) 3yo G
PROISIR (AUS) - GIARDINI (NZ)
MICHAEL COLEMAN
N W TILEY
$3.50
56.5kg
A R Galbraith Qc, Miss C E Galbraith, Mrs E A Galbraith & M J Lewis
4th 5. OUR CREED (NZ) 3yo G
CHARM SPIRIT (IRE) - CLERIHEW (GB)
CAMERON LAMMAS
MARK FORBES
$41.00
56.5kg

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5th 4. MASCARPONE (NZ) 3yo G
SHOOTING TO WIN (AUS) - FROMAGE (AUS)
RYAN ELLIOT
GRAEME & DEBBIE ROGERSON
$8.00
56.5kg

Sales Information

6th 3. CALLSIGN MAV (NZ) 3yo G
ATLANTE (AUS) - RAADISI (NZ)
CRAIG GRYLLS
JOHN BARY
$26.00
56.5kg

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