CHRIS Waller is looking to take “three or four horses” to the UK and/or Europe later this year, not just “one or two”. Waller said on Sunday he had already inoculated eight horses, including champion colt Zoustar, who’s heading to the Royal Ascot carnival in June, to travel if the occasion arises.

He said it saves having to inoculate the horses closer to departure.

“It's a priority to take three or four, not one or two,” Waller said.

“If you take one horse and it draws poorly or has bad luck you say, ‘Gee, I wish I had another horse.'

“If you have three or four you get the total experience. I think it's as easy training three or four as it is one.”

Waller said the make-up of his ‘touring party’ would all depend on the horses' autumn form.

He said Arinosa, Boban, Red Tracer and Zoustar were among those who had been inoculated.

“I’ve concentrated on the 1200-1600 metre horses,” Waller said.

“It’s not a money-making exercise. What I’ve told the owners is that it's a trip of a lifetime.

“Racehorses are amazing things. You seem to make an exception and go where your horse is going.

“I’ve had plenty of opportunities to go places during the off season, but you choose not to because you're busy at home.

“But when you have a horse, whether you own it, ride it or train it, you make the effort to go. You turn it into a two- or three-week trip rather than a one-day trip to Melbourne.

Waller said Boban, winner of the Epsom Handicap and Emirates Stakes during the spring, would resume in the Expressway Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on February 8.

He said Boban would then progress to the Apollo and Chipping Norton Stakes while Zoustar would have just the three runs – Canterbury Stakes, T.J. Smith and All Aged Stakes.