Day: August 30, 2008

Gamadongja Sprints Home

Four winners for Moon as favourites dominate
Gamadongja dropped back in distance to land the day’s most valuable race at Seoul Race Park this afternoon. In a rare non-handicap category 1 race, Gamadongja, who has never been beaten at sprint distances went wire-to-wire in the 1200 metre race 10 to take a length and a half vctory from favourite Pocketful of Money (2.2) who was running at the distance for the first time since 2006. Fly Queen (6.5) was a well beaten third.

Pocketful of Money was partnered by Moon Se Young and the day saw very much a return to form for Moon as he landed four winners. All were odds-on favourites and included a narrow win on Last Dance Buddy in race 7. The three year old colt took his second win and is yet to finish worse than second in five outings. Later on Moon also took the feature domestic bred race on Wontagui Gisa (1.7).

It was very much a day for favourites with seven of the twelve races returning odds-on winners. After last week’s perfect conditions, summer was back today with temperatures averaging thirty degrees throughout the afternoon. Sunday is expected to be cooler and cloudier with an outside chance of rain. The first race gets underway at Seoul at 11:20 and at Busan at 12:40.