Tiggy Wiggy, top-rated two-year-old last season, is 15lbs superior to twelve rivals in the group three Fred Darling Stakes over seven furlongs of 'good' ground Newbury today, first-up for this remarkable Kodiac filly which was six from eight in 2014 and second in the other two including a neck defeat in the Queen Mary during Royal Ascot.
When Richard Hannon's charge won the extremely valuable Sales race over five furlongs of this picturesque Berkshire course Tiggy Wiggy achieved an incredible time-handicap mark; a brilliant juvenile sprinter unlikely to be a classic proposition was the general opinion, not mine!
Next two races yielded facile successes in the group two Lowther at York and then Tiggy blitzed grade one opposition by landing the Newmarket Cheveley Park!
Both were over six furlongs, no problem and so this represents a fascinating seasonal debut, full of intrigue and I'll bet champion jockey Richard Hughes can't wait to show just what Tiggy Wiggy can do.
Totally unopposable with so much in hand; do you really believe "the racing family Hannon" would waste time pursuing the 1000 Guineas route unless absolutely certain that Tiggy Wiggy will stay a mile?
Richard will almost certainly jump her out and make the running before accelerating at the two furlong(s) marker; the rest will be dealt with in Sunday newspaper articles; fascinating, fantastic and so eagerly-awaited by all time-handicap aficionados.
Over the same course and distance much-vaunted stable-companion Ivawood also makes his seasonal debut in the group two Greenham Stakes and what beats him will win.
Ivawood has also been labelled a sprinter, the situation is similar and we expect this Zebedee colt to score and become firm favourite for the 2000 Guineas.
Kieren Fallon had his first winner over here for a long time on Thursday, at Chelmsford; now 50 the six-times champion is complaining about lack of opportunities but he'll be aboard Excilly for Tom Dascombe's in-form yard in the Maiden Stakes over six furlongs at Thirsk, and she's a "special!"
You can't beat experience!