Blue Pin, Boryeong Bulbit, Angus Empire All Win
Blue Pin claimed his first ever class 1 victory in the feature event at Seoul Race Park this afternoon. The four-year old got the better of top mare and favourite Lucky Mountain at the end of the ten-furlong race.
Blue Pin is out of the mare Telegraph Road. Imported to Korea in 2006, she has foaled just one other runner to make the track so far. He is, of course, Northern Ace and will go for glory in the Korean Derby next Sunday.
Down at Busan, six-year old Boryeong Bulbit scored his first win for over a year as he beat favourite Viva Canon into second place in the nine furlong feature.
On Saturday, Angus Empire won the big race at Seoul. With Moon Se Young partnering him for the first time, the US bred six-year old was a dominant three length winner from Free Hugs and Noubeau Riche.
Angus Empire was one of three winners for Moon Se Young over the weekend. Fellow top jockey Cho Kyoung Ho also landed three but it was a good weekend for apprentices too with both Park Sang Woo and Kim Hae Sun recording winners on both Saturday and Sunday.
So a low-key weekend comes to its conclusion but it really is the calm before the storm. We are now just seven days away from possibly the most heavily anticipated Korean Derby ever. Money Car, Seonbongbulpae and Northern Ace will be among twelve colts lining up at Seoul Race Park next Sunday. Full build-up begins tomorrow.