Gamun Bobae hit the front at exactly the right time to take victory in the feature handicap at Busan Race Park this afternoon. The 3.8 second favourite showed at the head of the field for most of the 2000 metre handicap with Lim Sung Sil taking him past longtime leader Brown Beauty (24.9) in the last 50 metres for a half length win. The win Gamun Bobae’s fifth overall and first at cat.1 level.
In other races, there was a handicap win for three year old Super Goliath (4.5) scoring a tight win by a neck over hot favourite Sinheung Gangja (1.8 ) after the two had a back and forth battle in the final two furlongs with the rest of the field comfortably beaten.
The holiday meant a slightly larger than usual Friday crowd at Busan. Racing returns to the South Gyeongsang province track on Sunday with the first of six races off at 12:40.