Churchill’s full-sister Clemmie (2f Galileo-Meow, by Storm Cat) became yet another G1 winner for Galileo at Newmarket on Saturday when seeing off a competitive field in the G1 Cheveley Park Stakes.
It was a third Group success for the gutsy Aidan O’Brien-trained filly, who justified 15/8 favouritism when getting up from front-running Different League in the final furlong to eventually prevail by a length and three-quarters.
“She’s very high-class and travelled beautifully throughout,” commented winning rider Ryan Moore. “It was a messy race, but she always had herself in the right position and was always comfortable and always in control. It’s been a while since she ran and she has improved with every start and will continue to do so. She gives me every indication that she will go further.”
O’Brien revealed that Clemmie could now head to the Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar.
“She’s right in (Churchill’s) mould, she has a great mind with plenty of speed and stays, nothing fazes her,” said the winning trainer. “She will have the option of going to America now, but the lads will decide. If she says she’ll be happy to do that, a mile around there on nice ground will be no problem to her.”