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Friday, 23 June, 2000, 15:13 GMT 16:13 UK
Crimplene wins Coronation
Jockey Philip Robinson pats the winner Crimplene
Jockey Philip Robinson pats the winner Crimplene
Ascot Coronation Stakes

Globe-trotting filly Crimplene was the easy winner of the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The 4/1 joint-favourite led from start to finish to win the group one race by two-and-a-half lengths.

Princess Ellen ran on gamely to take second place with Bluemamba third, a further four lengths behind.

Joint-favourite Zarkiya finished fourth.

Crimplene, who had already won the German and Irish Guineas this season, added the Coronation Stakes to her impressive tally.

This filly seems to thrive on racing. She'll be going all over the world. She just loves it

Jockey Philip Robinson

And she has also raced in Dubai, Italy and Ireland.

Afterwards her jockey Philip Robinson said the best was still to come.

He said: "This filly seems to thrive on racing. She'll be going all over the world. She just loves it."

Trainer Clive Brittain said Crimplene was a "serious filly" and he would be speaking to owner Sheikh Marwan Al Maktoum to discuss where she should run next.

He believed Crimplene's travels all over the world had matured her and she could race anywhere.

"She's a very difficult filly to give a holiday to," he added.

It was Brittain's first ever Coronation Stakes victory and his first winner at Royal Ascot since 1996.

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