Baekjeonmupae wins in rain

Supernatural & Brilliant Knight maintain ubeaten records
Slight favourite Baekjeonmupae took a narrow win in the feature handicap at a rain-soaked Seoul Race Park this afternoon with a length win over co-second favourites Seoul Teukgeup (3.4) and Owner’s Cup winner Saerounbisul (3.4). Park Tae Jong on Saerounbisul set the early pace but Ikuyasu Kurakane timed Baekjeonmupae’s run well to hit the front shortly before the line.

Earlier, two unbeaten imported horses kept their records intact. First the New Zealand bred gelding Supernatural (1.4) went in the 1300 metre race 2 when the rain was at it’s heaviest. Park Soo Hong left it late but Supernatural got up to win by three quarters of a length from Nandanara (4.7). Later in race 8 the American bred Brilliant Knight (1.4) had things a little more his own way leading wire to wire for a three length win from Gapbu (7.8 ) with Park Soo Hong riding again. Both geldings, the four year old Supernatural goes to two from two while it’s three from three for three year old Brilliant Knight.

In other races, there was a smart win for Huimang Energy (5.1) who made it five wins from 10 races leading race 9 from start to finish and looks ready to step up in class and also for Vicar Love (1.6), who made it 4 wins from 7 in race 12. Aprt from Park Soo Hong, there were also doubles for jockeys Choi Beom Hyun and Moon Se Young.

The turnout was kept low because of the torrential rain which started in the early morning and only began to ease off late in the day, making for unpleasant and unpredictable racing conditions. Things should be slightly better tomorrow when the first race is underway at 11:20 before racing takes a one week break.


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