Richard Hannon's Mums Tipple was the performer of the week on the Knavesmire when romping home by 12 lengths in the Premier Yearling Handicap and his trainer is now eying up a step up in Grade with his two year old.
The juvenile won by the biggest margin of any horse across the week which was surprising for everyone involved with the sport as you normally see big fielded handicaps with a close finish but this was the opposite with the colt under a strong ride from Ryan Moore bolting up.
Mums Tipple won on his debut narrowly hanging on from Molatham who also won nicely at York during the week, but Hannon's youngster looked a huge talent that day.
In his run at York he had improved massively looking a fitter and stronger colt and that showed, giving a superb individual display and is now one of the leading two year olds to watch over six furlongs.
This is one of the main reasons his trainer believes he needs to be tested at a harder level and we can definitely expect him in a Group race before the end of the season.
(Credit At The Races) Hannon said: “He’s in all those nice races, the Middle Park, Champagne and in the Doncaster sales race, but he won’t be going for that. He will probably go for the Middle Park or Mill Reef, but I’m not sure yet.
“He has taken everything fine. I’ve never seen a two-year-old win like that. He won the race coming out of the gate. He is a good horse. He needed the Ascot race, but that put him right for the other day.”
He added: “He doesn’t do a lot at home, but a lot of good horses are like that.“Paco Boy was like that, whereas with Canford Cliffs, whoever was riding him looked like they were on a jet ski.
“Mums Tipple is more like Paco Boy, but then he comes to the races and does something like he did the other day. He won that race with a 5lb penalty by 11 lengths – I haven’t seen any horse win like that for a long time, let alone one of ours.
“The owners are really sweet and you do get a lot of job satisfaction when you see people like that enjoying their day.”