Aidan O’Brien’s Clemmie lived up to her breeding as she set a new track record for juveniles in the process and was cut in price for next year’s QIPCO 1,000 Guineas
CLEMMIE ran out an impressive winner of the Group 2 Duchess of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket.
A full-sister to this year’s dual 2,000 Guineas hero Churchill, Clemmie looks set to dine at the top table very soon following her cosy victory.
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She was the 11-8 favourite under Ryan Moore and travelled well in behind main market rival Nyaleti for much of the six-furlong contest.
Moore pushed the button inside the final two furlongs and Clemmie quickened up smartly to hit the front and she galloped all the way to the line to win decisively by a length and three-quarters.
Nyaleti, runner-up in the Chesham Stakes at the Royal meeting, boxed on for second ahead of Mamba Noire in third.
Moore said: “She’s just progressed with every run, which is typical of one of Aidan’s two-year-olds. She’s just got better and better.
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“She was good in the Group Three the last day and was better today. I thought she did that very easily.”
BetVictor cut Clemmie to 8-1 for next year’s 1,000 Guineas, with her stablemate September the 5-1 favourite.
Moore added: “I’d say she (Clemmie) is the best (two-year-old) filly we’ve seen out this year.”
Part-owner Michael Tabor said: “You have to be impressed. Obviously she’s improving all the time and she wants six furlongs, but more would suit her.
“We were all hopeful she’d go to the top on her breeding. As we know she’s a full-sister to Churchill.
“We can’t ask for better than that and she’s one to look forward to.
“She’s won as if she wants seven furlongs and hopefully she’ll be a Guineas horse for next year.”