TRAVELLING LIGHT was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2018 National Yearling Sale. This filly is sired by Gimmethegreenlight, out of the dam Tina’s Trip (Trippi), and was bred by Drakenstein Stud.

Name: TRAVELLING LIGHT
Sex: Bay Filly
Foaled: 06/08/2016
Sire: Gimmethegreenlight (Aus)
Mare: Tina’s Trip (Trippi (USA))
Breeder: Varsfontein Stud.
Trainer: Garth Puller
Purchased: National Yearling Sale, April 2018
Pedigree: View here

She is a filly by Gimmethegreenlight who incidentally sired the Daily News 2000 champion, Surcharge.

She is from the same family that produced the likes of Captain Al, Thunder Dance, Battlestar Express, Shadow Dancing etc. So she has a proper family tree.

She was an easy purchase at the National Yearling sale, being one of the first fillies I looked at with Glen Kotzen who was eager to have a second look at her.

I was particularly impressed with her demeanor and specifically with the way she walked. She is extremely well conformed and this is backed up in by an impressive pedigree.

She has settled well into her new environment and although she still has a bit of growing to do, she is a very racy looking filly and is filling out nicely.

Travelling Light was sold on behalf of the Berg Thoroughbred Co Op, which comprises of seven grooms, who had purchased, raised and prepared the weanling. Read more here!

Updates – Travelling Light

August 21st, 2019
Travelling Light does the business and shows her worth in the 2nd race at Hollywoodbets Greyville today, showing plenty of guts to bounce a small but quality field of fillies and mares. This takes her record to two wins from four starts. Well done to Serino Moodley for a perfect ride and many thanks and congratulations to trainer Garth Puller. Finally, well done to breeders Varsfontein Stud. She will now have a well deserved rest, before she comes back for a summer campaign.

August 19th, 2019
She has her fourth official start this Wednesday 21st August 2019, at the Hollywoodbets Greyville Polytrack. After that encouraging run on handicap debut last time, where she took another bump at the start and proceeded to race wide, she lands a slightly improved draw today. We believe this filly is well above average and from a handy position, if anything moves up to her in the latter stages, she should be classy enough to shake them off. We were going to give her a short break after that latest effort, but she is so well in herself, that it made sense to take advantage of her well-being here and we give her a good win chance. See the final field here:

Race-2 (Poly) – R102 375
1000m – 13:15 

ALL TO COME GRADUATION PLATE (F & M)
Maidens,1 & 2 time winners (F & M)
1 7 Golden Chance 60 105 A S Veale Dennis Drier
2 4 Nikiya 60 85 A *A Arries Michael Roberts
3 2 Touch Of Magic (AUS) 60 83 A *J Jacobs -4.0 Paul Lafferty
4 3 Wildly In Love 60 82 T A M Yeni Duncan Howells
5 1 Candy Galore 59.5 92 A W Kennedy Gareth van Zyl
6 6 Noemi 57 70 A *Y Ramzan -4.0 Garth Puller
7 5 Travelling Light 55 99 A S Moodley Garth Puller
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(6,7)

July 17th, 2019
Good run by this smart Gimmethegreenlight filly today, on her handicap debut against older horses. She held her own, having taken another nasty bump at the start, but was just outrun in the dying stages. One for the notebook as she promises to have a very exciting three-year-old career. See replay below:

May 23rd, 2019
Travelling Light steps up for her biggest test to date on Saturday 25th May 2019, in the Gr1 Alan Robertson.

We have always had high hopes for this filly as she has shown so much ability in her work at home. Her debut winning time was the third fastest ever, by a Juvenile at Scottsville – just 1 second slower than the course and distance record which was set by a much older horse (Sommerlied). She has taken the run well and she now steps up to the 1200m in Grade 1 company, for the R750 000 – Gr1 Alan Robertson. Every owner of a two year old filly wants to win this, so to have a runner in the race is telling. She is fast and she is definitely not out of her league in this company, we give her a nice each way chance. See the final field here:

Race-5 (Turf / Stand) R750 000 1200m 14:10 
1st R468 750, 2nd R150 000, 3rd R75 000, 4th R37 500, 5th R1 8750
ALLAN ROBERTSON CHAMPIONSHIP (Grade 1)
For 2 year-old FilliesNo Apprentice Allowance
1 6 Basadi Faith 60 0 A D L Habib Paul Matchett
2 5 Cavivar 60 0 A L Hewitson Sean Tarry
3 20 Gaian Glory 60 0 A *D Schwarz Gary Alexander
4 12 Me Time 60 0 A M Yeni Tobie Spies
5 1 Miss Florida 60 0 A *L J Ferraris Justin Snaith
6 13 Miss Honey 60 0 A K de Melo Candice Bass-Robinson
7 18 Naoshima 60 0 A S Veale Dennis Drier
8 15 Rio’s Winter 60 0 T A S Brown Stephen Moffatt
9 11 Roll In The Hay 60 0 A B Fayd’Herbe Candice Bass-Robinson
10 7 Royal Lily 60 0 A C Maujean Dorrie Sham
11 2 Singforafa 60 0 A R Simons Tobie Spies
12 19 Somewhere In Time 60 0 A R Fourie Justin Snaith
13 8 Travelling Light 60 0 A S Moodley Garth Puller
14 3 Vandah’s Spirit 60 0 A A Marcus Candice Bass-Robinson
15 14 What You Are 60 0 A C Orffer Tobie Spies
16 16 Yessiricanboogie 60 0 A M V’Rensburg Gareth van Zyl
17 10 Mai Tai 60 0 A Reserve 1 Wayne Badenhorst
18 9 Talia Al Ghul 60 0 A Reserve 2 Paul Gadsby
19 4 Sapphire Rock 60 0 A Reserve 3 Tobie Spies
20 17 Dancing Feather 60 0 A Reserve 4 Gavin van Zyl
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(4,11,15,19) (5,12) (6,9,14)

May 12th, 2019
Travelling Light does what we expected and trounced the opposition on debut. She is certainly above average and is one to follow. Well done to Garth Puller and the team for getting her to this stage and congrats to Serino Moodley for a solid ride.

May 10th, 2019
She has really progressed the way we were hoping she would. She isn’t a big filly, but what she lacks in size she makes up for with class and intelligence. She has been nominated for her debut run this Sunday 12th May 2019 and she is expected to go very close to winning. The signs are there, that she is certainly above average. Final field below.

Race-1 (Turf / Stand) R105 000 1000m 12:40
MAIDEN PLATE (F & M)
For Maiden Fillies and Mares
1 4 Spanish Oasis 60 59 BA *J Jacobs -4.0 Andre Nel
2 1 Kildonan Princess 60 57 A *A Arries Pat Lunn
3 11 Karin B 60 56 BA *K Sakayi -1.5 Belinda Impey
4 3 Jayden’s Shreya 60 42 CA *D Schwarz Wendy Whitehead
5 8 Mirror Image 60 0 A D Dillon Shane Humby
6 10 Mystic Dreamer 60 0 S G Wright Corinne Bestel
7 2 Blush Of Dawn 57 0 A A Mgudlwa Garth Puller
8 5 Hopskipandjump 57 0 A *Y Ramzan -4.0 Michael Roberts
9 6 Miss Charlotte 57 0 A S Brown Garth Puller
10 9 Talia Al Ghul 57 0 A W Kennedy Paul Gadsby
11 7 Travelling Light 57 0 A S Moodley Garth Puller
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(7,9,11)

February 11th, 2019
We have made the decision to move Travelling Light to Durban, before her career starts. This was a strategic decision that falls in line with what we are looking to achieve with our horses. KZN has always been a happy hunting ground for the syndicate and we are looking forward to seeing this filly at either Greyville or Scottsville in future.

December 20th, 2018
TRAVELLING LIGHT had her first grass gallop this morning. See below.

Bernard Fayd’herbe rode TRAVELLING LIGHT this morning. See his thoughts on her workout here:

 

 

November 16th, 2018
Update on Travelling Light, from the Woodhill Racing team

She is really maturing into a smart, quality looking filly. She is progressing well and we are very happy with the way she is going.

October 5th, 2018
Video report update on Travelling Light, sent by the Woodhill Racing team:

September 10th, 2018
Video report for Travelling Light:

September 7th, 2018
As young fillies go, if we keep buying fillies that look like this smart looker it will only be a matter of time before we “strike gold”. She has really turned into a sight to behold and she should run early.

Up until now, she has really taken it all in her stride. So much so, that she was one of the first to leave the spelling farm and she has joined up with Glen Kotzen at his world class establishment in Paarl (Western Cape).

She is a very racy filly with a strong pedigree to back up her claims. We look forward to seeing her line up at the 1000m/1200m at Kenilworth, in the months to come.