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Dazzling Tiggy in Nunthorpe frame

Tiggy Wiggy turned the richly-endowed Weatherbys Super Sprint into an absolute procession.

Tiggy Wiggy could be given the go-ahead to take on Europe's quickest horses in next month's Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes after claiming the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury with quite stunning ease.

The first of the Richard Hannon stable's seven previous victories in this valuable sales race came 22 years ago with Lyric Fantasy, who powered away in identical fashion by the same six lengths and went on to Group One glory with a massive juvenile allowance at York.

Tiggy Wiggy (5/2 favourite) carried top-weight with a Listed success and a second in Royal Ascot's Queen Mary under her belt, but it would have taken a hefty amount more lead in the saddle to stop her here and there was only ever going to be one winner.

Jockey Richard Hughes said: "I nearly got a face lift! She hit the gates and landed three clear and that was it then. I don't know how she got beat at Ascot now. Just watching her the other morning, she's definitely a better filly physically than she was six weeks ago."

Hannon said: "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.

"I don't think Hughesie will be able to ride her (in the Nunthorpe) but it's either that or the Lowther.

"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."