Day: June 17, 2010

Weekend Preview

Nice Choice returns to face Ace Galloper

Korea were well and truly beaten by Argentina this evening but not to worry; it’s Thursday evening and a weekend’s punting is almost upon us! Having said that, Gyongmaman’s bank balance has taken a bit of a battering during the World Cup (7/1 Korea to beat Argentina sounded like good value at the time) so he may have to sit a few races out.

Punting or not, there’s something interesting to watch. After four months sidelined through injury, Nice Choice, winner of the 2009 President’s Cup returns to action at Seoul this Sunday. However, the four-year old will have some tough competition when he lines up for the ten-furlong handicap, which is the feature race of the weekend.

Ace Galloper will take on Nice Choice

Also going will be Ace Galloper, winner of six of his nine starts today. Born in Korea but conceived elsewhere, the three-year old wasn’t eligible for the classics and, after a two-month lay-off of his own, looks set compete for some big prizes later in the season. Free Woody and New Rider are amongst the others making up the ten strong field.

Here’s what’s happening where and when this weekend:

Friday June 18

Busan Race Park: 10 races from 12:00 to 18:00
Jeju Race Park: 10 races from 13:30 to 18:00

Saturday June 19

Seoul Race Park: 12 races from 11:20 to 18:00
Jeju Race Park: 10 races from 12:10 to 17:30

Sunday June 20

Seoul Race Park:
11 races from 11:20 to 18:00
Busan Race Park: 6 races from 12:40 to 16:30