Friday's Best Bet: Miss J McKay can move up in Coronation Cup

Friday’s 9th race from Saratoga is the $100,000 Coronation Cup for 3-year-old fillies dashing five and one-half furlongs on the turf course (Post Time 5:46 p.m. ET). 

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#4 MISS J MCKAY (5-1) ran well in all five starts in 2019, and returned with an okay show finish in the Lady Shipman. Jose Ortiz knows her now and she should be running late for quality second after a layoff trainer Cathal Lynch.

#9 She’s My Type (3-1) ran on nicely for the place in the common Lady Shipman June 21. She should be heard from late if the pace heats up for the recently hot Rosario/Clement team.

#8 Artie’s Princess (7-2) easily won three of four all-weather sprints at Woodbine, and she missed by a neck in her lone loss. I like her early-pressing versatility and her numbers are on the rise. She is a solid threat if she handles turf. Her stablemate #2 Karak (6-1) returns to turf and should show speed. She won a pair of turf sprints last year.

#5 Shippy (12-1) moved to the George Weaver barn and ran well in both starts this year. I like her early-pressing versatility and she might surprise at a price.

#6 Bredenbury (9-2) sat a nice tracking trip and got first run in the Lady Shipman. There is a chance that she chases and gets the jump on the late runners again, but Motion has been struggling a bit at the current stand.

#7 Lexi On the Move (15-1) won her first two starts on a fast track, and got a break after running last in the slop in the Purple Martin April 4. She figures to stalk the pace if she handles turf.

#3 Fly So Pretty (8-1) is most effective as a late running turf sprinter. She broke her maiden at this course and distance last summer.


#4 to win

Exacta 4/5-8-9

Exacta 5-8-9/4

Trifecta 4-9/ALL/4-9

Trifecta ALL/4-9/4-9   

July 2020 Best Bet Winners

July 4 - GUFO ($3.20), Trifecta ($34.30)
July 5 - NIGHT OPS ($4.90), Exacta ($18.40)
July 9 - Dos Vinos/Club Car Exacta ($14.80)
July 13 - MONACO PRINCESS ($5.00), Exacta ($16.40)
July 14 - Blue Buff/Deal Driven Exacta ($7.20), Trifecta ($10.00)
July 20 - INTHEMIDSTOFBIZ ($4.00), Exacta ($13.00)
July 21 - Flashndynamite/Slingin Sammy B/Unbridledadventure Trifecta ($4.00)
July 22 - Singular Sensation/Sharp Starr Exacta ($23.40)
July 24 - JO JO AIR ($9.20)
July 27 - HOOTIE ($7.80)
July 28 - GUILLAUME ($6.40), Exacta ($24.00)

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