Day: February 19, 2009

Weekend Preview

Segye Ilbo Cup / Subsidy, Playing Politics, Noubeau Riche
This weekend’s racing gets underway at Busan Race Park on Friday but it’s Seoul where the main action will be with the Segye Ilbo Cup headlining Sunday’s card. The seven furlong race, which in recent times has been for three year old fillies is this year open to older foreign bred filles and mares. A full field of fourteen will line up. Among them there will be only two three year olds, one of them being the well thought of Jangjagang. Also going and likely to be in contention are Meni Cherry, Mexicali Blues, U Seung Man Se and Angel Pegasus. The race is off at 16:45 (see below for full list of runners, form and riders).

Next up on Sunday, Good Day will head a class 1 field over 2000 metres in search of his fourteenth win. Out to stop him will be Tu Won, stepping up to the highest level for the first time and looking to bounce back from his third place in the New Year Commemorative race last month, which ended his six race winning streak.

Saturday also sees a summit meeting at Seoul as Subsidy will attempt to reach the billion won prize money mark for the third time. He’ll be up against it again as Playing Politics steps up to 2000 metres having been beaten only once in his six races to date. Also going is the New Zealand bred gelding Baekjeonmupae as well as Noubeau Riche who beat a number of this field, including Subsidy and Seongpacheonha last time out.

Busan Race Park hosts cards on Friday and Sunday and Jeju Race Park on Saturday and Sunday. Weather at Seoul is likely to be cold but just on the right side of freezing with a chance of snow. Busan will be a few degrees warmer with a chance of snow.

Busan Race Park

Friday February 20: 10 races, first post 13:00
Sunday February 22: 6 races, first post 12:30

Seoul Race Park

Saturday February 21: 12 races, first post 11:10
Sunday February 22: 11 races, first post 11:10

Segye Ilbo Cup – Seoul Race Park – 1400M – Feb 22, 2009, 16:45

1. Hwanggeum Dwaeji (AUS) (18/1/5/3) – Cho Kyoung Ho
2. Mexicali Blues (USA) (15/4/2/1) – Kim Ok Sung
3. Rising Winner (AUS) (21/2/2/2) – Yoo Sang Wan
4. Extreme Girl (USA) (28/0/4/2) – Lee Sang Hyuk
5. Ginny’s Delight (USA) (21/1/2/5) – Lee Joon Chel
6. Why A Duck (USA) (41/3/4/3) – Lee Shin Young
7. Jangjagang (USA) (7/2/1/2) – Park Tae Jong
8. Cheonsangcheonha (USA) (30/2/3/3) – Moon Jung Kyun
9. Beautiful Sky (AUS) (14/2/3/2) – Kim Young Jin
10. Angel Pegasus (USA) (10/3/2/0) – Ham Wan Sik
11. Exclusive Offer (USA) (17/3/2/0) – Park Eul Woon
12. Meni Cherry (USA) (9/3/0/2) – Kim Hyo Seob
13. U Seung Man Se (USA) (11/2/4/0) – Moon Se Young
14. Passage To Glory (USA) (16/3/2/1) – Jun Duk Young