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Tiggy Wiggy tops as Anthem proves out of tune in Lowther


Tiggy Wiggy

Tiggy Wiggy

Tiggy Wiggy

TIGGY WIGGY (pictured) confirmed herself as one of the best fillies of her generation with an all-the-way win in the Pinsent Masons Lowther Stakes at York.

Richard Hannon's lightning-fast juvenile had won the Weatherbys Super Sprint in devastating style on her last start and proved that was no flash in the plan on her first try at six furlongs.

That she stayed the extra distance so strongly opens up further options for the end of the season, although Hannon is eyeing up a crack at the Prix de l'Abbaye in France as her two-year-old swansong.

Anthem Alexander had beaten Tiggy Wiggy (15-8 favourite) at Royal Ascot but the Irish challenger had a 3lb penalty to overcome as well as a few heavy showers prior to the race.

Cursory Glance, winner of the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot, added further depth to the contest and it was left to Roger Varian's filly to chase home the impressive length and a half winner, who broke the track record.

"She's very difficult, but she's very fast," said Hannon. "I think that was one of the best Lowthers we've seen for years. You'd have to think we're going for the Cheveley Park next and looking at that, I can't see her having any problems with the trip.

"We'll talk about the Guineas during the winter, but she's got a lot to do physically."

Noel O'Callaghan, owner of Anthem Alexander, said: "She just didn't quicken on that ground. She changed her legs three or four times and had an extra 3lb, which wouldn't have helped. She had no problem with the trip and she will still go for the Cheveley Park. We haven't lost faith in her."