Soft Light retires at Haras de Colleville as sire of National Hunt | Blood Stock News
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Soft Light: Author’s son will present himself at Haras de Colleville as a National Hunt stallion
Haras de Colleville
Soft Light, a son of Authorized, winner of Stakes and placed in the Group, has retired and will appear at Haras de Colleville as a National Hunt stallion for 2022.
Trained by Jean-Claude Rouget, Soft Light won on his only two-man start before a certain number of efforts placed at Group and Listed three-way level, including a half-second from Ziyad in the Deauville Grand Prix and a neckline behind Al. Hilalee in the Prix Hocquart.
He was also second behind Telecaster in the Deauville Grand Prix last year at age four before securing a deserved first success in his last start in the Prix Dirickx in September this year. The colt retires with three wins and six rankings out of 19 starts and over £ 184,000 in prizes.
A partnership has been established between Guy Pariente and Claudio Marzocco, owner of Soft Light, to support the new recruit from Haras de Colleville.
Soft Light is from a stallion who quickly made a name for himself in the National Hunt sphere, having fathered the Grand National Tiger Roll double hero, Stayers Hurdle hero Nichols Canyon and the talented Goshen among a number of celebrities. .
Derby-winning son Montjeu, who is now based in Turkey, is also responsible for another likely son of National Hunt stallion in last year’s Irish Derby scorer, Santiago.
The five-year-old, who was bought € 40,000 by Paul Nataf from co-breeder Jedburgh Stud in the Arqana October yearling sale, is the fourth offspring of French winner Light Saber, a daughter of Kendor and first-year American goalscorer Leariva.
Soft Light is the half-brother of two-time Group 3 winner and Diamond Jubilee Stakes finalist City Light, a son of Siyouni who now stands at Haras d’Etreham, and Busybeingfabulous a Swedish son of Stakes winner Soldier Of Fortune.
From the same family are top level hurdler De Bon Coeur and three other black type jumpers from French Crusader, Gai Luron and Saint Rajh.
Soft Light’s dam sire Kendor sired three Grade 1 overhead jumps winners and is also the grandfather of Califet, who is responsible for over 20 overhead stakes winners.
Fees will be announced at a later date.
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FIRST PUBLISHED AT 4:06 PM, OCTOBER 15, 2021