Day: September 20, 2008

Gamadongja cruises to Sprint Win

Favourite Gamadongja (1.6) led wire to wire in recording his second straight win over 1200 metres leading home Bally Brae (3.0) by a length and a half. Bally Brae hadn’t run in a sprint for over two years but had broken the track record on his only previous outing at 1200 metres, however, on a soaking wet track, both Gamadongja and Bally Brae were well inside that time. Cash Parade (22.5) ran on for third. The New Zealand bred Gamadongja moves on to eight wins from thirteen outings

The day’s other race of note was also won by a hot favourite as Noubeau Riche landed a category 2 handicap with an impressive late run to win by three lengths from Gangcheolgwon.

Racing returns to Seoul tomorrow with the first under orders at 11:20.


Uchida dominates Busan

Areumdaun Jilju caps five wins/four seconds for veteran
Racing returned to Busan yesterday and Toshio Uchida underlined his domination of the track since his arrival earlier this year with his biggest winning haul to date. From ten rides, the Japanese rider landed five winners and four second places with only his ride in the last failing to trouble the placings.

As expected, Uchida took the feature race on favourite Areumdaun Jilju (1.8 ). Uchida opened his sprint as they rounded the home turn, the four year old Areumdaun Jilju running on for a comfortable four length win – his fifth of 2008. Namdo Jijon (5.9) just edged out Procyon (6.4) for second with Rainmaker, later discovered to have picked up an injury, back in fifth.