KRA Cup Mile / Tough Win vs Bulpae Gisang / Florida Sox
A massive weekend of racing on the peninsula is headed-up by the first jewel in the 2010 Korean Triple Crown, the KRA Cup Mile at Busan Race Park this Sunday (see full preview below). However, that is just the highlight of an exciting three days of racing.
On Saturday at Seoul, three-year old filly Florida Sox, the impressive winner of the Segye Ilbo Stakes in February, returns to the track when she’ll take on mainly males over 1800 metres – two furlongs further than she’s been before. Whether she can manage two turns will be the decisive factor against beatable opposition.
One horse who took a while to adjust to two turns was Seonbongbulpae, but last year’s champion two-year old was a winner last time out and is back in action on Sunday. Once the KRA Cup Mile is out-of-the-way, Seoul has its own intriguing Sunday feature race. Busan Metropolitan winner Bulpae Gisang, rated second only to Dongbanui Gangja in Korea, will go up against Tough Win, the unbeaten three-year old. The younger horse has been able to cruise to victory in all his outings to date. Now we get a chance to find out how good he really is.
Friday April 2
Busan Race Park: 10 races, first post 12:00, last 18:00
Jeju Race Park: 9 races, first post 13:30, last 17:30
Saturday April 3
Seoul Race Park: 12 races, first post 11:20, last 17:40
Jeju Race Park: 9 races, first post 12:10, last 17:20
Sunday April 4
Seoul Race Park: 11 races, first post 11:20, last 18:10
Busan Race Park: 6 races, first post 12:40, last 16:35