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Irish duo in Cheveley Park hat

Anthem Alexander and Lucida fly the flag for Ireland among 11 fillies up for the Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes at the five-day stage.

Anthem Alexander, trained by Eddie Lynam, would renew rivalry at Newmarket on Saturday with Tiggy Wiggy who had her back in third place in York's Lowther Stakes.

Jim Bolger has left in Lucida, who was second to Cursory Glance in the Moyglare Stakes at the Curragh on her latest start.

Tiggy Wiggy is the obvious headline horse amongst the confirmations. The Richard Hannon-trained filly has been a revelation this season since opening her career with a seven-length success at Kempton back in March.

She stepped up to six furlongs last time out in the Lowther, beating Cursory Glance.

There are plenty who feel she would take a deal of beating in the Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp the following week, in which she would receive all the allowances, and Hannon has not yet ruled that out.

He told At The Races: "This has been the plan since the Lowther. She'll have a blow tomorrow but we don't do a lot with her, she goes out on her own every day. She'll have a little blow but not too much.

"There's nine days until the Abbaye. Is she going to be a Guineas filly? With the speed she shows it's got to be unlikely, so this is her year.


From Belfast Telegraph