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Anthem takes Lowther test

Anthem Alexander will attempt to defy a penalty in the Pinsent Masons Lowther Stakes at York on Thursday rather than tackle her elders in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes later in the week.

Eddie Lynam's speedy filly won the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot and will carry 3lb more than all of her rivals due to that success.

However, she faces a far from straightforward task, as fellow Royal Ascot winner Cursory Glance will represent Roger Varian while the wide-margin Super Sprint winner Tiggy Wiggy is also in opposition.

Cursory Glance won the Albany Stakes in impressive fashion and runs here rather than going to Ireland for the Debutante Stakes on Sunday.

Tiggy Wiggy has been kept busy by Richard Hannon and has won four of her six races, although she was beaten a neck by Anthem Alexander at Ascot.

Patience Alexander, in the same ownership as Lynam's filly but trained by David Evans, was third behind Cursory Glance at Ascot but disappointed at Haydock recently and needs to bounce back.

Brian Meehan's Sulaalaat was a four-length winner at Nottingham while Pastoral Girl was a fine second in a Group Three at Ascot for James Given.

Richard Fahey runs Bimbo and Realtra, who was no match for Tiggy Wiggy at Newbury, while Bryan Smart is represented by She's A Worldie and Jo Hughes runs Lady Gemini.