Tiggy Wiggy wins Lowther Stakes at Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York Racecourse

The Ebor Festival at York Racecourse

The Ebor Festival at York Racecourse

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TIGGY WIGGY broke the two-year-old track record at York Racecourse by a third of a second as she led from pillar to post in winning the Pinsent Masons Lowther Stakes.

The juvenile justified her 15-8 favouritism by blasting out of the stalls in the six furlong £150,000 contest and never looking like stopping – seeing off Cursory Glance by a length and a half, with Anthem Alexander in third.

Longchamp’s Prix de l’Abbaye is now on the radar for the seriously speedy filly, trained by Richard Hannon and ridden to victory on Knavesmire by Richard Hughes. She has won five of her seven starts.

The jockey said: “She gets a little bit uptight (before races), but she lets out that huge fly-leap and then it's out of her system. She's as good as gold then. She's worth the hassle.

"I just sat on her there and held her mane and all I could hear was the lads slapping the shoulders off the horses behind me.

"She travels so easy and she is better when the ground is a bit slower than that. She got the six (furlongs) well. The last 50 yards I was hoping the line would come."

Hannon said: "She's very difficult, but she's very fast. 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.”

The race, on ground classed officially as good, was so quick that the first three home all beat the old track mark – set by Showcasing when winning the Gimcrack Stakes five years ago.

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3:42pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Fat Harry says...

Pillar to post, Steve? Not quite the metaphor you were looking for, I'll wager...
Pillar to post, Steve? Not quite the metaphor you were looking for, I'll wager... Fat Harry
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