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Ivawood and Tiggy Wiggy set for Classic prep at Newbury

30 Mar 2015

Richard Hannon is set to send his leading British Classic contenders, Ivawood and Tiggy Wiggy, to Newbury before the QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket in May.

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Champion Trainer Richard Hannon has given a positive update on his leading British Classic contenders, with Ivawood and Tiggy Wiggy both set for trips to Newbury before the QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket in May.

Hannon, who won last year’s QIPCO 2000 Guineas with his first ever runner in Night of Thunder, will send July and Richmond Stakes winner Ivawood to the AON Greenham Stakes and Cheveley Park Stakes heroine Tiggy Wiggy to the Fred Darling at the West Berkshire track.

The Marlborough-based trainer told the Press Association: “Ivawood’s doing very well and so is Estidhkaar. We will work them later in the week when the weather warms up ahead of their trials, and Tiggy Wiggy is in fine form.

"We’ll probably enter all of those horses in all the trials and go from there. I wouldn’t want to run Ivawood if the ground was very soft at Newbury. Newbury is where we want to go with him.

"Tiggy Wiggy will go to Newbury because she doesn’t get a penalty and she won’t mind soft ground.

"Estidhkaar could go to either Newmarket or Newbury. It would be nice to keep them separate.

"I’m happy with them all."

Hannon also suggested that Toormore, third in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on QIPCO British Champions Day, will go to Sandown Park as a preparation for a run in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury.