AN UNEXPOSED 3yr old GELDING, WITH HUGE POTENTIAL OVER HURDLES.
PENNA ROSSA doesn't look like the most obvious horse to get involved with at first glance. He has a very nice pedigree but his 6 runs to date haven't shown an awful lot, and he is currently unplaced in any of his races. Closer inspection, and you will see that he is a half-brother to the impressive JEFF KIDDER.
Trained on the South Coast, near Lewes, PENNA ROSSA is in the care of mother and daughter training team, Camilla and Eliza Poulton. A team who have great success for The Gold and Green Crowd with Aced It and Militry Decoration.
Camilla and Eliza train right on the South Downs and have superb facilities for the development of racehorses. They are able to tailor the training of each horse individually, and invest the time and expertise required to give each equine star the chance to maximise their potential. Quirky horses or those who have niggling injuries often thrive in such a regime and the care and love shown to the horses is exceptional. Whatever potential is locked away in PENNA ROSSA for his hurdling career, they will find it and exploit it.
Purchased at the prominent sales at Tattersalls in Newmarket during February 2022 and moved to Camilla Poulton from Marco Botti. He is very lightly raced and to date has been running over a trip short of what he needs to be seen at his best. His half-brother Jeff Kidder, didn't show much at all on the flat other than one lowly win over 12 furlongs.
He definitely has the scope to win from his current flat rating, but the focus is very much on his future over hurdles. He is already taking on condition very nicely and will be a much stronger and more robust horse this year. PENNA ROSSA didn't make his racecourse debut until the November of his 2yr old season and then started with cheekpieces, before being tried in blinkers, while going from no runs to 6 in just 12 weeks. That is a lot for any horse, especially one that needed time in the first place, and now with the benefit of some time off and a change of scenery, we are seeing a different horse already.
The plan for PENNA ROSSA will be to give him time to strengthen further and let him have a few runs on the flat to help his experience before taking him juvenile hurdling later in the year. Jeff Kidder flourished at 4yr old, so we will not be rushing this horse, and allowing him the time to become a very nice hurdler who will run at big meetings, for big prizes.
WE HAVE A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF SHARES AVAILABLE IN PENNA ROSSA
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TRAINER CAMILLA POULTON
After a long and successful period as assistant trainer to Jamie Poulton, Camilla has taken over the licence with her eldest daughter Eliza as assistant.
Camilla’s attention to detail and care over the years speaks for itself boasting a low injury rate where horses are trained in the most natural environment possible. Based at Telscombe, every horse gets the individual attention and treatment needed and cater to their specific needs. One of the main priorities is bringing back horses season after season, sound, sweet and healthy. The way the team train their horses encourages them to relax and enjoy their work here on the South Downs which Team Poulton is situated in the heart of.
The small secluded yard in the hamlet of Telscombe village is just a short walk away from the beautiful coast and beach which is regularly used for the horses and has a huge impact on their physical and mental well-being. The string enjoys a different training routine every day surrounded by stunning scenery which keeps them sweet and enjoying their work.
Other facilities include an outdoor sand school complete with barrels, show jumps and mini hurdles, a set of racecourse hurdles, chase fences, jumping lane of tyre jumps and cross country jumps. They also have a 3 bay set of starting stalls followed by a 3-furlong turf strip. The turf gallops consist of a mile and half stretch along the coast, unlimited miles of Downland in which they include steep hills for interval training and a 5-furlong steady climb canter for every day.
Beautiful all year turnout paddocks including enough space to turn horses away for their holidays are a real asset. Every horse is turned out as much as possible which ensures their physical and mental health to be as consistent as possible and helps them relax into their everyday training routine.
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