Within minutes of her successful debut at Tralee just over a year ago, Mullins was asked if Vintage Tipple
was for sale.
Alnwick magistrates ordered Tipple
, who admitted harrassment, to pay compensation of pounds 500 to Ms Nowell and imposed a 12-month conditional discharge and a one-year restraining order banning any contact with her.
Mullins reported Vintage Tipple
in "great form" for her bid to become the first filly to win the ten-furlong contest since Timarida seven years ago.
The court heard that divorc Tipple
thought he had found the romance he was searching for when he fell for the mother-of-two who was a manager at a Morpeth building firm where they worked together.
The step back to 10 furlongs is a crucial element in deciding the result but Vintage Tipple
, being a daughter of 2,000 Guineas winner Entrepreneur, may well be one of those who is as good over the Irish Champion Stakes trip as she is over two furlongs further.
Joe McGuigan, 69, studied all the candidates, but stuck to his miner's roots and went for Tony's Tipple
However, he has enjoyed Pattern-race success on the Flat and ever since she made a winning debut at Tralee in August, Mullins has always compared Vintage Tipple
favourably with Hurry Harriet, who he trained to win the 1973 Champion Stakes at Newmarket after she had finished third behind the great Dahlia in that year's Irish Oaks.
Punters weren't hauf pleased when the Record gave them a tipple
of Loch Dhu at the Victoria Bar in Glasgow's Saltmarket.
Semi-finals: T Barker and B Walsh (Milnsbridge BC) 9 Sykes and Tipple
(Marsh Utd) 21, A Tracey and G Cowgill (Lindley Lib) 17 Smith and Singleton (Elland CBC) 21.
was backed with Paddy Power yesterday and was cut to 12-1 (from 14), but Yesterday was again the warmest order and was clipped from 7-4 to 13-8.
Mike Coppard, marketing director of Sussex-based Shloer, said: "Shloer has been a favourite tipple
in Northern Ireland for many years with a long tradition of particularly strong sales over the Christmas period.
A REGULAR tipple
can cut the risk of rheumatoid arthritis by up to 50 per cent, research suggests.