Highly Rated Son Of Footstepsinthesand Back On Top

Mums Tipple (6g Footstepsinthesand - Colomone Cross, by Xaar) continued a fine run of form when carrying top-weight to success in Saturday’s Class 2 contest at Chelmsford.

A winner on his penultimate start, Richard Hannon’s 102-rated charge raced prominently throughout the seven furlong trip under Alec Voikhansky. Switched right to challenge approaching the final furlong, he was pushed along to lead inside the final 110 yards and ran on well to win by three parts of a length.

Saturday’s win took Mums Tipple’s earnings past the £320,000 mark for owners Marian Lyons and Patricia Zanelli. Bred by Abbey Bloodstock Ltd, the son of Footstepsinthesand previously won at Listed level and first announced himself as a talented individual when romping home in the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes.

That same summer saw Threat (Footstepsinthesand) win a pair of Group 2s and the foals bred off the back of that terrific season are now two-year-olds.