Wepner debuts with nine rides / Dongbanui Gangja goes Sunday
It’s almost the weekend once again and Busan Race Park will get racing underway on Friday afternoon. South African jockey Martin Wepner will make his Korean debut in race 1 with the first of nine rides. Wepner will follow this on Sunday with a further three mounts on the six race card. In Friday’s feature race, Pick Me Up starts for the second time since returning from the US. On Sunday, Hwanggeumbit Taeyang will carry top weight in the feature handicap.
Grand Prix winner Dongbanui Gangja headlines Seoul’s Sunday card and should be able to see off a field including K J Khan, Serendipper and Haengun Daewang. One race earlier, Love Cat will make a remarkably early step up to class 2 company. The three year old filly has won her last four and will go over the Derby distance of nine furlongs.
Saturday’s card at Seoul will see Secret Weapon look to get back into the Winner’s Circle. The six year old followed up his bad run in the Grand Prix with a second placed finish behind Top Point but ahead of Myeongmun Gamun last month and will give at least five kilos to field of twelve.
Busan Race Park
Friday February 27: Ten races, first post 13:00
Sunday March 1: Six races, first post 12:30
Seoul Race Park
Saturday February 28:Twelve races, first post 11:10
Sunday March 1: Eleven races, first post 11:10
Jeju Race Park will host nine races on Saturday and ten races on Sunday with the first going to post at 12:30 on both days and racegoers on the island will be hoping for better weather following last week’s abandonment for fog. Busan could have some rain on Friday but the forecast for Seoul is dry, bright and relatively warm all weekend.