Anthem Alexander justified her tall home reputation with victory in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Trainer Eddie Lynam was eager to go for this five-furlong event after her win at Tipperary earlier in the month and it was easy to see why as she arrived on the scene full of running under Pat Smullen a quarter of a mile out.

Asked to go about her business just over a furlong from home, the 9-4 favourite was pressed by another Irish raider in Newsletter, who kept her honest all the way to the line before just losing second to Tiggy Wiggy, who was a neck down on the winner.

Smullen, who was recording a quick double after Mustajeeb in the Jersey Stakes, said: "She's bred for it and she's very, very quick.

"Today she was a little bit sluggish away from the gates, just through lack of experience.

"The gap was closing in front of me a furlong and a half down, I had to take it and I was probably there too soon, but she's a very fast filly.

"She's still a little bit green and there's a lot of improvement in her.

"She could have given up if she was weak-minded, but she's genuine and tough and stuck it out well to the line.

"She's another good Eddie Lynam sprinter."