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Offline j.r.b.

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O.P. « 2019-Mar-15, 11:52 PM »
The better horses in the northern hemisphere are starting to wake from their hibernation.

This bloke, trained by J-C Rouget, is a 3yo by Authorised. Had one start back on Melbourne Cup day at Bordeaux, when he sluiced up in a newcomer race.

Resumes on Saturday evening our time, and meets some handy opposition in a decent 3yo race at Toulouse. Nevertheless, I'll be surprised if he doesn't win, and win handily, under C Soumillon, and then go on to better things.

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« 2019-Mar-16, 10:06 AM Reply #1 »
SOFT LIGHT (FR)Bay colt 2016 
Authorized
Bay 2004
Montjeu
Bay 1996
Sadler's Wells
Bay 1981
Northern Dancer
Bay 1961
Nearctic
Natalma
1954
1957
14-c
2-d
Fairy Bridge
Bay 1975
Bold Reason
Special
1968
1969
19-b
5-h
Floripedes
Bay 1985
Top Ville
Bay 1976
High Top
Sega Ville
1969
1968
11-a
8-i
Toute Cy
Bay 1979
Tennyson
Adele Toumignon
1970
1971
1-t
1-u
Funsie
Bay or brown 1999
Saumarez
Bay or brown 1987
Rainbow Quest
Bay 1981
Blushing Groom
I Will Follow
1974
1975
22-d
14-f
Fiesta Fun
Brown 1978
Welsh Pageant
Antigua
1966
1958
1-s
16-a
Vallee Dansante
Bay 1981
Lyphard
Bay 1969
Northern Dancer
Goofed
1961
1960
2-d
17-b
Green Valley
Bay or brown 1967
Val de Loir
Sly Pola
1959
1957
5-h
16-c
Light Saber
Chestnut 2000
Kendor
Grey 1986
Kenmare
Grey 1975
Kalamoun
Grey 1970
Zeddaan
Khairunissa
1965
1960
11-g
9-c
Belle of Ireland
Chestnut 1964
Milesian
Belle of the Ball
1953
1958
22-a
1-m
Belle Mecene
Bay 1982
Gay Mecene
Bay or brown 1975
Vaguely Noble
Gay Missile
1965
1967
1-d
3-l
Djaka Belle
Bay 1975
Djakao
Orleans Belle
1966
1967
8-c
4-n
Leariva
Chestnut 1987
Irish River
Chestnut 1976
Riverman
Bay 1969
Never Bend
River Lady
1960
1963
19-b
10-a
Irish Star
Bay 1960
Klairon
Botany Bay
1952
1954
1-w
1-w
Leandra
Bay 1978
Luthier
Brown 1965
Klairon
Flute Enchantee
1952
1950
1-w
14-c
Ady Endre
Bay 1971
Reliance
Marmara
1962
1959
16-g
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 Ancestor duplications:Northern Dancer4m,5m x Klaironx 5f,5m

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« 2019-Mar-16, 08:27 PM Reply #2 »


Has anyone else been to the races at Toulouse?

.............Soft Light may be a good horse but there is nothing 'racing' that happens at Toulouse.

Australians are hyped to believe that people flock to obscure race meetings in Australia and overseas.

In some places they do -- HK, Japan, Singapore -- mainly because racing is the only gambling medium.

China may be next.

......... but as for the USA and Europe 'racing' is history as a popular entertainment ............. and Australia is ever-more part of that history.

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« 2019-Mar-16, 08:35 PM Reply #3 »

Has anyone else been to the races at Toulouse?

.............Soft Light may be a good horse but there is nothing 'racing' that happens at Toulouse.

Australians are hyped to believe that people flock to obscure race meetings in Australia and overseas.

In some places they do -- HK, Japan, Singapore -- mainly because racing is the only gambling medium.

China may be next.

......... but as for the USA and Europe 'racing' is history as a popular entertainment ............. and Australia is ever-more part of that history.

here we go
wonder why we ……………………………
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« 2019-Mar-17, 10:58 AM Reply #4 »
The stablemate Wookie bloused him.

Interesting ride on the runner up.


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« 2019-Mar-17, 11:58 AM Reply #5 »
The stablemate Wookie bloused him.

Interesting ride on the runner up.

Soft Light was tipped on top by literally every pundit in the French press. He ran 4/7 fav, but Soumillon rode him like he was 1/7.

Winner’s a nice horse with upside and was given an intelligent ride. We’ll see the best of Soft Light when he’s ridden more quietly once again.

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« 2019-Mar-17, 12:01 PM Reply #6 »

Has anyone else been to the races at Toulouse?

.............Soft Light may be a good horse but there is nothing 'racing' that happens at Toulouse.

If J-C Rouget is running classic entries at a track, as he does regularly at places like Bordeaux and Toulouse, then there is something racing happening there.

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« 2019-Mar-18, 11:32 AM Reply #7 »


No doubt

----- but no one there is interested -- no one goes to the track -- there is no easy access to off track betting and TV.

I lament this turn of events. Even at Longchamp it is hard to pull a crowd, with few exceptions.

Racing is now an Asian phenomenon and Australia should be the ringmaster -- instead it is now an also ran, bar supplying well-bred tried-horses heavily subsidized by the Australian community.

............ the rest of Asia is having a lend of an Australia locked into a doomed business model.

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« 2019-Mar-18, 01:10 PM Reply #8 »

No doubt

----- but no one there is interested -- no one goes to the track -- there is no easy access to off track betting and TV.

I lament this turn of events. Even at Longchamp it is hard to pull a crowd, with few exceptions.

True it is that they'd struggle to get a big crowd at Longchamps for the Arc if the poms didn't turn up. 

But they get very good numbers at places like Clairefontaine and Deauville in August.

There's plenty of easy access to formguides and betting online via the PMU, Paris Turf, Ze Turf and GenyCourses, and of course there are bricks and mortar PMUs all over the place.

And Equidia puts Sky and co to shame as a pay tv racing channel.

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« 2019-Mar-18, 06:11 PM Reply #9 »

Not speaking or reading French is a handicap for visiting punters.

I have traveled widely in France in the past decade, and further back, and there is ever less any sense of racing being popular or accessible to the visitor.

.............. a big effort to attend at Toulouse 18 months back was especially disappointing.



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