MR. ALEC takes allowance at Saratoga to give Alec Head birthday present #2

Saratoga Alw, 8-2, (NW1$X),
MR. ALEC – named for 96 year old Alec Head – (g, 4, Mr. Sidney–Silva {Fr} {MSW-Fr, $104,151}, by Anabaa), The even-money favorite took control soon after the break and scampered clear into the stretch to best his rival by 4 1/2 lengths.
Lifetime Record: 6-2-3-0, $135,760.
O-Ghislaine Head
B-Brookdale Thoroughbreds Inc (KY);
T-Christophe Clement
The day before yesterday SHE’S MY TYPE won a┬áthe Coronation Cup at Saratoga on Alec Head’s 96th birthday!

2 year old filly MADONE wins her first start!

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8th-Del Mar, $57,000, Msw, 7-31, 2yo, f, 1mT, 1:36.05, fm.
MADONE (f, 2, Vancouver {Aus}–Indian Love Call, by Cherokee Run), off at odds of 5-1 in her debut, settled into a comfortable spot, idling near the back through the first quarter in :22.47. She edged up on the rail, swept to the outside on the final turn, and continued to inch toward the front, a bit belatedly changing leads, but assuredly in command. She crossed the wire one length to the best of fellow firster and post-time favorite Ivy League (Medaglia d’OroBWith Honors). Indian Love Call has a yearling filly by Astern (Aus) and had a colt this year by Cairo Prince. She was bred back to Gormley. She hails from the immediate family of GISWs Gold Fever (Forty Niner) and Boisterous(Distorted Humor). This is third winner for Vancouver (Aus) (Medaglia d’Oro).
Sales history: $70,000 Wlg ’18 KEENOV; $50,000 Ylg ’19 KEESEP; $125,000 2yo ’20 OBSMAR (:10 1/5). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $33,000.
O-Kaleem Shah, Inc.;
B-Glendalough LLC (KY)
T-Simon Callaghan.

SHE’S MY TYPE squeezes through on the rail to capture the Coronation Cup at Saratoga

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CORONATION CUP S., $100,000, Saratoga, 7-31, 3yo, f, 5 1/2fT, 1:01.67, fm.
-SHE’S MY TYPE (FR), 120, f, 3, by Dunkerque (Fr)
1st Dam: Theoricienne (Fr), by Kendor (Fr)
2nd Dam: Theorie (Fr), by Anabaa
3rd Dam: Timber Nymph, by Woodman ($27,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP). O-Ghislaine Head; B-Haras Du Quesnay (FR)
T-Christophe Clement
Lifetime Record: 6-3-1-1, $167,580. *1/2 to Tour to Paris (Fr) (Fuisse {Fr}), Ch. 2yo Colt-Hun, Ch. Sprinter-Hun, Ch. 3yo Colt-Hun, GSW-Fr, $187,848

With no trainer hotter at Saratoga these days than Christophe Clement, who also won the allowance just prior to the Coronation Cup S., the only surprise surrounding the victory of She’s My Type was that the public let her go at 4-1.

Positioned third-last behind fractions of :21.74 and :44.25, She’s My Type was covered up mid-pack and looked beaten in early stretch. Right around the time the leader covered five-eighths in :55.80, the waters parted like the Red Sea for She’s My Type, who burst through an impossible hole, shrugged off some interference, and powered to the front, getting to the wire a half-length in front of Miss J McKay, who had also come on late to erase Shippy’s three-length lead only strides before the line.

“Sometimes we are lucky, sometimes we are not,” Clement said. “Today was lucky. She has a very good turn of foot. When she had the chance to finish, I thought she ran very well. I thought the way she was going at Gulfstream that she could go from seven-eighths to a mile. Her brother [Tour To Paris] won a Group 2 [Prix du Gros-Chene at Deauville] in France a few months ago going five furlongs. That was one of the reasons we went back to sprinting with her and it seems to have worked out very well.”

Now a two-time stakes winner, She;s My Type broke her maiden last December at Gulfstream in her only start as a 2-year-old, then captured the Ginger Brew S. Jan. 20. Placings in the Mar. 28 Sanibel Island S. and the June 21 Lady Shipman S. marked her last two starts. The Coronation Cup was her first time going as short as 5 1/2 furlongs.

Theoricienne (Fr) has a juvenile full-brother to She’s My Type named Sensible, who sold at last year’s Osarus sale as a yearling for the equivalent of $19,748. The mare has a yearling filly by Anodin (Fr).