Coronation Cup racing tip: Japan to triumph at Epsom

The Coronation Cup is another big race at The Derby Festival at Epsom on Friday June 4, and Planet Sport tipsters have high hopes for Aidan O'Brien's Japan.

The Group One 1m 4f race pits some top horses who are four-years old and above against each other.

3.10 Epsom - Japan

Japan is no stranger to Epsom, having finished third in the 2019 Derby, and he can continue his renaissance in the Coral Coronation Cup.

He looked a top-notch colt in his three-year-old season, shrugging off Derby defeat to win the King Edward VII at Ascot, before adding Group One victories in the Grand Prix de Paris and Juddmonte International, where he claimed a notable scalp in beating Crystal Ocean a head.

Japan rounded off his 2019 campaign with fourth place in the Arc, looking sure to be among the top rank in 2020, but his season never really got going, with third place in the Eclipse the best of five slightly lacklustre efforts.

Trainer Aidan O'Brien has stated the decision to drop back to 10 furlongs for his first couple of runs last year was likely a mistake, and his fire certainly seemed to be reignited when upped to an extended mile and five furlongs in Chester's Ormonde Stakes last month.

Japan travelled supremely well and while Trueshan got to within three-quarters of a length conceding weight, it was a nice starting point and the son of Galileo should now be primed to move back up to the highest level.