Bally Brae at Seoul, Sangseung Ilro at Busan
Both Bally Brae and Sangseung Ilro will be bidding for back-to-back wins on Sunday as the two star names headline the feature events at Seoul and Busan respectively. Bally Brae put in a commanding performance to see off Baekjeonmupae, three years his junior, back in February to claim his first win in nearly a year. However, the younger horse will be back on Sunday, this time carrying two kilos less than Bally Brae and with another half a furlong to run. Bally Brae will also have to do without the services of regular jockey Moon Se Young, who misses the weekend through suspension.
Sangseung Ilro, last year’s KRA Cup Mile and Derby heroine, has always been fragile but she was back in the winner’s circle for her first run as a four year old in January and now, after two months of rest, she’s back in the Busan feature on Sunday. She’ll be giving at least three kilos to the rest of the eleven strong field – all bar one of whom are male.
Also at Busan on Sunday, highly rated young US imports Aju Joa, Scit Scat Cat and Useung Geotap face each other in the Busan Ilbo Cup race over seven furlongs.
Friday March 19
Busan Race Park: 10 races, first post 12:00, last 18:00
Jeju Race Park (Pony racing): 9 races, first post 13:30, last 17:30
Saturday March 20
Seoul Race Park: 12 races, first post 11:20, last 17:40
Jeju Race Park (Pony racing): 9 races, first post 12:10, last 17:10
Sunday March 21
Seoul Race Park: 11 races, first post 11:20, last 18:00
Busan Race Park: 6 races, first post 12:40, last 16:30