Baengnyeonbong, third in the Korean Derby, and the unbeaten Holy Dreamer head a field of twelve Korean breds for the 27th Ilgan Sports Cup at Seoul Race Park tomorrow afternoon.
Holy Dreamer has won all five his starts but will be stepping up significantly in class in a race where three year olds are expected to dominate. Khanui Jeguk was a Derby disappointment but has bounced back since May and must be considered. Cheongha Eutteum has won four out his five races and is a winner at the distance.
One filly and one mare join the colts. While five year old Gamunhuye looks overmated, Love Cat doesn’t. Love Cat skipped the Oaks but has won at the distance and in reasonable company too. She’s had two months off and if she comes back in the form she was in when she began her break, she’ll be in the mix at the finish.
Aside from Gamunhuye there are a couple of other older horses trying their luck in a race that will see the winner likely elevated to class 1 racing. Lightly raced six year old Cheongun Jangsu has won five of his twelve starts but will find things tough as will Exzacta Runner. In with a better chance though are five year old First Flower and the four year old Headline News.
Baegnyeonbong is the one to beat.
The race is off at 17:00 and is race 9 of an 11 race card which gets underway at 11:20. Here are the runners, records and riders:
Ilgan Sports Cup – Seoul Race Park – 1800M – Sep 6, 2009, 17:00
1. Event (11/6/0) – Oh Kyoung Hoan
2. Love Cat (10/6/0) – Choi Beom Hyun
3. Khanui Jeguk (10/4/2) – Cho Kyoung Ho
4. Baengnyeonbong (12/5/1) – Shin Hyoung Cheol
5. Cheongun Jangsu (12/5/1) – Lee Sang Hyuk
6. First Flower (22/4/3) – Yang Hee Jin
7. Gamunhuye (38/5/2) – Jo In Kwon
8. Exzacta Runner (17/3/3) – Park Tae Jong
9. Cheongha Eutteum (5/4/1) – Moon Jung Kyun
10. Holy Dreamer (5/5/0) Ham Wan Sik
11. Magic Victor (22/3/3) – Bang Choon Sik
12. Headline News (19/4/3) – Jung Ki Young