Mixed fortunes for highly-rated Busan pair
Night Moves, the filly who so impressed when winning the Busan Breeder’s Cup last November to become the track’s Champion two-year old, was beaten on her re-apperance this afternoon.
Sent off odds-on favourite, Night Moves was leading all the way but ran out of steam in the final few yards of the seven furlong race to allow four-year old gelding Molto Presto to come through and snatch victory. While the ability of Night Moves [Proud Accolade – Elania (Double Honor)] over sprint distances isn’t in question, there had been doubts over her ability to stay more than six furlongs. Today it seemed these doubts were realised.
There were no such worries for another newly turned three-year old. Captain Sir [Trippi – Fine Wine (Hooched)]. One of the most exciting imports of the last year, the US bred colt was on cruise-control as he outclassed twelve others over 1800 metres. It’s his second win over the distance and also at category 2. It won’t be long before Captain Sir is racing against the very best at Busan.
On Saturday the action moves to Seoul where one of last year’s stand-out two year olds, Ace Galloper will be hot favourite to make it five wins in a row in race 10. Meanwhile Gi Ra Seong heads up the feature handicap.
Seoul Race Park: 12 races, first post 11:10, last 17:45
Jeju Race Park: 9 races, first post 12:30, last 17:10