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As a sister of Churchill, the champion two-year-old of 2016 who won the QIPCO 2000 Guineas the following year, plenty was expected of Clemmie before she even set foot on a racecourse.
It turns out that her big brother is not the only fast horse in the family and she thrived as a two-year-old, signing off with victory in the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket after earlier wins in Group 2 and Group 3 company.
The exploits of Galileo, her sire, need little introduction but few of his sons and daughters have won at the highest level over six furlongs. Clemmie is an exception.
Given her form and pedigree, it was no surprise that Clemmie was winter favourite for the QIPCO 1000 Guineas but, unfortunately, she met with a small setback in the spring and did not run in the fillies’ Classic.
Ever since, she has given the impression of a horse playing catch up – failing to make much impact in the Irish 1000 Guineas or Coronation Stakes before plugging on to be a third to Alpha Centurai in the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket.
Kevin Buckley, Coolmore’s UK representative, said: “She has run a fair race again. We can’t have any complaints. The winner is an incredible filly who has carried all before her this season.
“We’re happy enough with her but we will see how she comes out of this and I’m sure Aidan will sit down and make a plan once we see where we are with her.”
Clemmie’s next run was in the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown and again she stepped up, finishing two lengths third to Laurens.
Don’t discount her achieving even more in this autumn. Incidentally, Clemmie was the name of Winston Churchill’s wife.
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