Day: March 5, 2009

Weekend Preview

Bally Brae headlines card / Impeccable steps up
After four consecutive second place finishes, Bally Brae will be looking to be back in the Winner’s Circle at Seoul Race Park on Saturday afternoon. The seven year old older brother of the stricken Playing Politics should be favoured as he takes on a field of just seven rivals over 2000 metres. Among those up against him are Seoul Teukgeup and Angus Empire.

Sunday’s main event at Seoul is a low profile domestic affair. Machine Gun tops the weights of a 2000 metre handicap. Busan will get things underway on Friday with a ten race card. Yeongung Manse headlines a competitive domestic field in the first of two feature races while Golding, Florida Native and Boryeong Bulbit are among those going in the race for foreign bred horses.

There are a number of three year olds to look out for over the weekend. Chief among them is the Peter Wolsley trained Impeccable [Distilled – Bellebreezy (Foolish Pleasure)]. The colt is three for three, cantering to a ten length victory last time and steps up in class in race 6 at Busan tomorrow. Also on Friday, Geumbit Sesang [Duality – Shawnee Sunset (True Colors)] looks to recover from a disappointing last outing in race 7. At Seoul the colt Event [Creek Cat – Forget Me Dot (Citidancer)] goes in the last on Sunday.

Busan Race Park

Friday March 6: 10 races, first post 13:00
Sunday March 8: 6 races, first post 12:40

Seoul Race Park

Saturday March 7: 12 races, first post 11:20
Sunday March 8: 11 races, first post 11:20

Weather in Seoul is forecast to be dry and mild with the only trace of the current rain being a wet track. At Busan, rain is forecast for Sunday. Jeju Race Park hosts cards on Saturday and Sunday with a 12:10 start on both days.