Antonio Somma is an bold and assured proprietor. At 58, this Neapolitan calmly approaches the American Grand Prix, the place his two finest trotters are entered. Face Time Bourbon , his spearhead, is without doubt one of the sizzling favorites with Davidson du Pont. Sunday at Paris-Vincennes, he might put on very excessive the yellow and inexperienced colours of the Scuderia Bivans, the steady of the Italian entrepreneur whose pursuits can even be defended by Vivid Clever As.
Proprietor of round sixty racehorses “in Italy, France and the USA”, Antonio Somma has been investing closely in France for fifteen years, visiting the most effective farms hoping to seek out the uncommon pearl. Thus, he satisfies his ardour. “I’ve cherished this for the reason that age of 5,” explains the graying man with smoked glasses from Castellamare di Stabia, south of Naples. It was the time when my father took me to see the Gran Premio Lotteria (a prestigious Italian occasion) in Agnano, close to Naples. “
“France is the cradle of racing”
If his coronary heart beats to the rhythm of Italy, his head and his eyes have, for months, been directed in direction of France, Paris and the Vincennes racecourse. As a result of Face Time Bourbon, his crack whose record of achievements reveals 18 victories in 21 outings, can supply him the consecration in THE massive race. It doesn’t matter that he shares possession – and subsequently the positive aspects – with 4 shareholders together with his coach, Sébastien Guarato, and Pierre Pilarski, the person of Daring Eagle. “The Prix d'Amérique has a particular attraction and France is the cradle of world horse racing”, confesses the Italian. It’s the second time that its colours will take the beginning. In 2018, they made a discreet look there with Tony Gio.
And to say that Antonio Somma might by no means have grow to be the proprietor of Face Time Bourbon. “In September 2016, I went to her farm (the Haras de Saint-Martin steady, in Orne, is the place the place all of the trotters born with the“ Bourbon ”label are born). I wished to purchase one other horse, Specific Bourbonexplains the social gathering. However it was not on the market, so I used to be proven Face Time, who was nonetheless a yearling (2 years previous). That is how I turned its proprietor. ” Specific Bourbon prematurely ended his profession at four years previous with € 80,000 in earnings. Face Time, he totals greater than 1,000,000 at the beginning of his 5-year 12 months. “It has grow to be an entire horse which might win the Prix d'Amérique”, pronounces its proprietor.
However no query of claiming victory. When quoting his favorites, the person pronounces ” Bélina Josselyn, Davidson du Pont, Glorious and mine ”. As if to place the strain again on the shoulders of his opponents. With out forgetting to cite Vivid Clever As, his different protégé, whom he describes as a “phenomenon”.
His opponents are warned.