Willie Mullins gives us an early Christmas present with a horse to follow

Willie Mullins after a six-timer at Punchestown

You can get the low-down on all of Willie Mullins’ runners for the upcoming campaign in Racing Post’s Stable Tour. It’s available for Racing Post Members’ Club subscribers in full on the website and will prove an invaluable guide for this season.

Willie Mullins gave a huge amount of insight during his time with Racing Post for their stable tour. The County Carlow based trainer has an arsenal quite like no other, with exciting prospects littered throughout his Closutton base.

One of the most interesting quotes from his stable tour linked to a horse he believes has a big handicap pot in him. You can find all the details about Mullins’ early Christmas present to the racing world below!

More to come from the Tiger

A dual winner last term, Tiger Tap Tap carries the familiar colours of the Riccis. He has plenty of useful form in the locker, though he perhaps wasn’t quite able to scale the lofty heights expected of him after his juvenile performances.

He was aimed at big handicap targets last season, including the County Hurdle, where he was never quite able to land a blow. We last saw him over timber in the Galway Hurdle, where he didn’t disgrace himself against a pace bias.

Mullins firmly expects better this winter, with his quotes about him auguring very positively. Speaking of Tiger Tap Tap, he told Racing Post: “He’s already had seven runs this year, so I’ve given him a little break. Expect him to come back and be a lot sharper than his last couple of runs“.

Roaring back into action

Mullins clearly has big plans for Tiger Tap Tap over the winter. He was very bullish in his assessment of him, telling Racing Post: “I think he’s a horse who is well handicapped. Watch out for him in a nice handicap over Christmas.

Although his handicap runs thus far have been a shade disappointing, Mullins is a master with these types of horses. He’s dropped seven pounds below the mark he competed off at Cheltenham last season and this rating looks potentially lenient.

Mullins has an exceptional record in the big handicaps, as is proven by his farming of the County Hurdle in recent years. Despite it being ultra-competitive, he’s won that Festival contest in five of the last eleven years. It’s just one example of his brilliance in terms of placing his handicap prospects. If Mullins speaks in this way, then it’s always wise to listen.

Tiger Tap Tap is certainly one to put into your tracker. You won’t want to miss the early price on him over the Christmas period!

Read more:

Please Gamble Responsibly