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

Courtesy of the TDN
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).