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That's almost the description of the view the remainder of the field got as TOUCHED BY LIGHT careered away from the rest of the field in the Widden Stud Benchmark 55 Handicap at the Mudgee Racecourse on Sunday 1st May 2016.

The horse was allocated 57.5kgs which was 3kgs more than TOUCHED BY LIGHT carried at his previous win at Canberra in the same class of race.

Grant Buckley was declared as the jockey and the horse had drawn barrier 7 out of the field of 10.

The New Zealand bred son of Darci Brahma out of the Fairy King mare Fairy Lights showed his liking for the 2000 metres journey and the soft conditions.

Once again Scott's tinkering with the horse's gear proved a winning move as well ... the blinkers came off and a visor went on.

Well fancied in the betting TOUCHED BY LIGHT started as the $4.00 favourite just ahead of the Taree based Ross Stitt trained Wollartant ($4.60).

From the outset it was the plan to settle just off midfield and get into a nice rhythm, start your run from the 600 and give them something to chase on straightening ... which is exactly what unfolded.

Grant had his mount on the fence and getting along comfortably in the back half of the field.

The pair remained in that position passing the 1400 metres mark and in fact it wasn't until 700 metres from home things were about to change.

With nearly 650 metres to go the jockey asked TOUCHED BY LIGHT to improve ... it was as if Grant had pushed the turbo button. The duo went from 7 lengths off the lead to be a length off the frontrunners entering the home straight.

TOUCHED BY LIGHT was full of running with 200 metres to go putting a bigger gap between himself and the opposition with every stride.

Kept going by Grant the horse crossed the finish line 4 lengths in front of Also A Star, trained by Cecil Hodgson from Coonamble, with Wollartant, the second favourite finishing in third place.

The time for the race was 2-12.81. It's was a great effort by TOUCHED BY LIGHT winning two of his past three starts.

Congratulations to the owners, you may well have a promising horse on your hands.

Good luck in the future.

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