Sports Advisor 17th April 2000
Crimplene has made up into a quite beautiful filly for Clive Brittain and is much more the finished article than last year. Reported after the race to be in season she is much better than the bare form of the race.
Sports Advisor 23rd May 2 000
In the same trial at Newbury I also noted that Crimplene trained by Clive Brittain had made up into quite a beautiful filly. A talented sort as a two year old she was a workmanlike robust juvenile but has since streamlined into a classy looking sort.
Bearing in mind that most thoroughbreds do not develop fully until they are 5 years of age most of the horses racing are the equivalent of teenagers.
Their growth and development can therefore be quite noticeable and at times profound. In the case of Crimplene she fulfils some of the comparisons of the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale by turning into the Splendoured Swan. She won the German 1,000 Guineas after Newbury and can enhance that success.
SA Paddock Profiles 29 May 2000
It was with a mixture of elation and no small amount of relief that the column was able to get off the mark last week at the first time of asking with the victory of Crimplene in the Irish 1,000 Guineas at a price of 16/1. I hope you were on.
Philip Robinson rode the perfect race and always had the filly in a prominent position. From a long way out it seemed obvious that she was the one holding the call.
Clive Brittain was jubilant after the race and confirmed that she now heads for the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot to renew rivalry with Lahan.
Sportsadviser.com will be covering the Royal Meeting exclusively and I hope to let you have the latest progress from the paddock on these fine horses on our Website.
Sports Advisor 26th September 2000
Crimplene was in excellent condition but there was a slight suspicion that having been ‘roughed off’ after the Prix Jacques le Marois that she may just have needed the run. She had the very worst draw and in any case it is always difficult taking on colts of all generations.
To sum up she is still one to note when taking on her own sex.
Sports Advisor 7th Nov 2000
Crimplene could not deliver last Saturday but her three Group One victories confirmed her ‘Fairy Tale Princess’ title in taking the Irish One Thousand Guineas before scoring in fine style at Royal Ascot and Goodwood.
There are pivotal moments in nature. When the chrysalis becomes the butterfly. When the girl becomes a woman. When a flower blossoms for the first time.
Crimplene enjoyed her catharsis during the winter and spring of 2000 and she was able to take 3 Group One victories as well as winning the Group Two German 1,000 Guineas. A top class filly.