Thoughts on Tappity TapApril 5, 2019
Tappity Tap runs today (5th April) in the 7.30 at Wolverhampton. Oisin Murphy rides the filly in the 1 mile 4 furlong handicap. Tappity Tap ran a good third at the track in January when staying on over nine and half furlongs. She showed similar form when third at Chelmsford on her next start. She steps up in trip on her handicap debut which ought to suit.
The small field looks competitive. Vampish although still a maiden has consistent form in fillies handicaps and sets a benchmark. Birch Grove is another handicap debutante having won on her most recent start in novice company and is open to further improvement, whilst the French form of French Riviera isn’t easy to evaluate in the context of this race. Sula Island returns to the flat after a spell hurdling but her flat form looks similar to that of Vampish.
Tappity Tap is owned and was bred by Gary and Lesley Middlebrook at Wood Farm Stud. She will be led up by regular rider Andy Williams and overseen by travelling manager Shaun Johnson this evening.