Day: March 16, 2008

Natural Nine, Esteban win

Racing Review – 16 March
Natural Nine, ridden by Kim Hey Sung, took the feature race at Seoul this afternoon. Starting 4.0 second favourite, the four year old scored a three length victory over Magic Runner (Ji Ha Ju) with odds-on favourite Samdabong back in fifth. There was an impressive win for Esteban (Yoo Sang Wan), the 4.2 shot dominating the 1700 meters race 9 to win by three lengths from favourite Geumsuni (Moon Se Young). To complete a hat-trick of second-favourite victories, Seoul Teukgeup trotted up by seven lengths under Moon Jung Kyun in race 11 with odds-on favourite Cash Parade (Danny Craven) back in third.

In contrast to yesterday where almost every favourite came home, today started with a shock – the 22.1 chance Sweet Picket coming home in race 1 with the 1.6 favourite Jayudari languishing in eighth and continued throughout the day. Indeed only one odds-on chance came home all afternoon – the Moon Se Young ridden Jaemidubae in race 6. It was Moon’s only win of the afternoon, the well fancied Mild Go in race 7 going the same way as Geumsuni later on and finishing second. There were two wins for Yoo Sang Wan and another win for the in-form Lee Shin Young.

Full Results