Mullins could be good bet

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TRAINER Seamus Mullins could prove the man to follow at Towcester next Tuesday evening when the action gets underway at 5.45pm at the Northants track.

Mullins was on target with his only runner Well Green on a bright and sunny Monday evening, but believes he will be returning with the heavy artillery as Towcester embraces its busiest phase of the season over the next three weeks, before taking its summer break.

“May and June is my time of year,” said Mullins. “We specifically put horses away during the winter with a view to running them at this time of year on the better ground. It was good to get a winner on the board because we have been hitting the crossbar just lately.”

He added: “We have quite a few waiting for the quicker ground but that will come, although the recent spate of wet weather has surprised us a little bit.”

Just to prove his point, Mullins made 10 initial entries for last Monday evening’s card but ultimately his only runner was the Kevin Jones-ridden Well Green.

Mullins said: “We put three in this race initially but were never going to run them against one another.”

He added: “We also have Wilde Ruby who won her bumper at Towcester last April and who was entered up for this week.

“We have been waiting to run her in a handicap and there are also horses such as Or Sing About and There And Then who has already run four times at Towcester and been placed there twice.”

The Tuesday night card should whet the appetite for an extra dose of racing with the Ladies’ Night fixture a week on Friday, May 25, which gets underway at 5.55pm.