Tiggy Wiggy thumps Super Sprint rivals
Tiggy Wiggy turned the usually competitive Weatherby’s Super Sprint into a procession at Newbury, cruising to victory under Richard Hughes. Just 1/4 length behind the smart looking Anthem Alexander in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot, Richard Hannon’s daughter of Kodiac made light of 24 rivals in the valuable 5 furlong contest.
Hughes was not going to take any chances on the 5/2 favourite, a price that looked short beforehand but proved to be value in the end, letting his mount go straight to the front and that is where she would stay, as she strolled to an easy 6 length victory from the Roger Varian trained Haxby, with Kevin Ryan’s Carlisle maiden winner Fast Act back in third.
Hughes said: “I nearly got a face lift! She hit the gates and landed three clear and that was it then. She covers so much ground for a small filly and quickened really well.
“We found at Sandown the way to ride her was getting a lead, but when she landed three clear today I was going to pull her back. She nearly lies down when she quickens. She’s very talented and very fast.
“Just watching her the other morning, she’s definitely a better filly physically than she was six weeks ago. You’d have to consider it (Nunthorpe). When they’re that quick you have to.”
A delighted Hannon added: “She hit the gate and never really looked like getting beat. She’s a good filly and was giving them all weight. I think the right thing to do was miss Newmarket and take this race on the way.
“By pure luck I managed to put her in the Nunthorpe about three days after Royal Ascot and looking at that she might well take her chance.
“She’s relaxed now and seems to be getting better. I wouldn’t say it was the quality of the field that was behind her in the Queen Mary, but the nature of the authority was impressive.
“I don’t think Hughesie will be able to ride her (in the Nunthorpe) but it’s either that or the Lowther.”
By Kevin Walsh / Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
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