Busan escaped the rain that has been soaking most of the peninsula for the past 24 hours and seems likely to blight the card at Seoul tomorrow. Here’s what happened down south today:
* The opener was for previously unraced imported two-year olds. While highly thought of colt Suhosin [Trippi – Slewionaire (Proper Reality)] was sent off hot favourite, it was filly New Windy [Forest Wildcat – Clamorosa (Seattle Dancer)] who took the honours. The 40/1 shot beat Suhosin into second by just over a length in the five furlong race.
* In the event for Korean-bred two-year olds, there were no such shocks as Pegasus Stables’ filly Heartache (Sky Terrace) took a narrow win. She’ll not be classic bound next year though as her dam (Bartok’s Dancer) was imported while in foal and as such is ineligible.
* Race 7 saw a fourth win in the last five starts for rapidly improving Aussie-bred gelding Peolpeol (Barely A Moment)
* The feature race went to US import Red Young (Chapel Royal). The four-year old was recording his fourth win from eight starts.
* In jockey news, Japanese rider Ketsuya Sameshima has cut short his spell at Busan in order to return home. Sameshima was only on a three-month contract but has decided to go home slightly early. In his place, it seems likely that former Seoul rider Yoshiyuki Aoki will be returning to Korea.