Mums Tipple And Threat Finished For The Season

Mums Tipple

The Richard Hannon trained Mums Tipple will not be returning to the track this season as his trainer will give him plenty of time to get over his poor performance in the Group One Middle Park Stakes.

The two year old made his explosive debut to racing back in July when he saw off a strong field of seven in a thrilling maiden at Ascot, beating Molatham who was back in second and has since gone on to be unbeaten in some quality races.

Hannon's Youngster franked this form line on his second start when landing the expensive UK Premier Yearling Stakes at the Ebor meeting, winning the handicap by a huge 12 lengths which is unheard of in those events.

From there it was time to step up to the big boy league and he was entered into the Group One Middle Park Stakes where he was heavily backed but could only finish seventh of eight runners to the dismay of his trainer.

(Credit At The Races) Hannon said: He said: “Mums Tipple never ran his race in the Middle Park, as he got a kick in the gate.

“He has had X-rays on the leg, but he is fine. He is done for the year.

“We will get him ready now for next year and try to achieve what we think he is capable of. That defeat will have made a man of him.”

Now plans turn to his three year old campaign where he has plenty of top end options during the season with the big target looking like the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot where he is currently 7/1 to take the Group One.

Another of Hannon's two year old stars is Threat who has had a remarkable season but last time out could inly finish two places better than his stablemate in the Middle Park and the Cheveley Park owned colt will also not be seen again this season.

The 2000 Guineas looks to be his main aim next year all being well off the back of his winter break.

Hannon added: “I think we will probably go back up to seven furlongs and go for a Guineas trial of some description. The Guineas is still on the agenda.”