Day: January 26, 2008

Seoul Racing Review – Saturday January 26

Eleven races were held in bright sunshine at Seoul Race Park this afternoon and with temperatures not falling as low as expected, there was a good day’s sport on offer. Races 10 and 11 were the joint feature races both 1900 metre contests, race 10 being for domestic bred horses and race 11 being for foreign bred. It was the domestic race where the shock occurres, Yoon Dae Keun bring home Kkumi Mulgyeol at 27.0 a length ahead of Morning Dance (Cho Kyung Ho) at 4.4. The foreign bred race went to form as 2.1 favourite Angus Empire (Kim Ok Sung) led home 2nd and 3rd favourites Dankee’s Pal and Geumbittuhon by a length and a half.

Earlier in the day, jockey Cho Kyoung Ho scored a treble with victories in races 6,7 and 8. Cheonyeonbulpae was strong favourite in race 6 but Torpedo Mast in race 7 and Chaser in race 8 both went off fourth favourites. In general it was a day of outsiders as aside from Cheonyeonbulpae, Useungcup (Moon Se Young) in race 5 was the only successful odds-on shot. Race 2 also saw an unusual dead heat finish for second place with Taepungchukje and Gold Dash tying 5 lengths behind winner, Nice Good.  Danny Craven had 4 rides coming closest with fourth place in race 10.