Richard Hannon has some serious talent in his arsenal this year and one of his stars is Mums Tipple who will be targeted at the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot with speed being the colts big strength.
The three year old does hold entries in the mile division with the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket and Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas at the Curragh on his entry list but it does look as if Hannon will send him sprinting instead.
Mums Tipple has raced three times during his shot career, getting off the mark on his debut at Ascot in a decent event that has seen second since go on and land a Listed contest.
On his second start he put in one of the flat performances of the season when taking the Sales contest at York's Ebor meeting by 11-lengths off top weight looking like a Group horse in a handicap.
Hannon then sent him into his first black type race and something seemed a miss when finishing seventh of eight runners in the Group One Middle Park Stakes and from there he was put away.
His trainer had set a certain plan out for his return but with the ongoing Coronavirus he has had to rethink.
(Credit At The Races) He said: I was looking at probably going to Newbury with him over seven in the Greenham – but that isn’t going to happen now.
“I hope we can take him away for a day out to Kempton or somewhere.
“I’d like to think he would get a mile – but I’m not sure, because he looks pretty quick over six, and there is that race at Royal Ascot which has got his name written all over it.
“Ryan Moore felt after York that a flatter track might just be for him. He didn’t handle the undulations at Newmarket – but he also got a kick in the gate there.”