NEIL MULHOLLAND had a season to remember in 2016-17 when he passed the century mark for a first time with 108 winners and notched up £849,444 in prize money and it was indicative of his progress through the training ranks as he swamped his previous personal best of 60 winners in 2015-16.
Mulholland has attracted the patronage of some of the bigger names in the owning ranks with JP McManus, Robert Waley-Cohen and Roger Brookhouse amongst his clientele and that can only augur well for another season where the target always remains to better last season’s tally.
Carole’s Destrier will soon be looking to make a splash in the Ladbrokes Trophy in which he finished second last year under the more familiar guise as the Hennessy and the The Druids Nephew and The Young Master will be looking to some of the bigger handicap chase in which to display their talents.
However, long term it will be the young talent to which Mulholland will be looking to keep his name in lights along with some unexposed individuals in Dead Right, Espoir De Teillee and Tikkanar, that he hopes could be household names in the coming seasons.
Based in Limpley Stoke, near Bath, Mulholland said: “We did have a quiet start but things are kicking again and we recently had doubles at Chepstow and Sedgefield and the horses are in good form.”
Neil has already has 32 winners to date and he kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about his hopes as the Jumps seasons get into overdrive.