Not much time this week but but look out for race 9 at Seoul on Saturday where Derby hopefuls Gwangyajeil and Ophelia (yes, despite the name, he’s a he) both try their luck around two turns of the racecourse for the first time. The winner – if it is either of them – will be installed among the favourites for the first Classic of the season, the KRA Cup Mile, at Busan in early April.
Sunday sees old favourite Bally Brae dropping back to six furlongs in goodness knows how many years – and not being forced to carry top weight for goodness knows how many more – in one of co-feature races.
Haven’t checked the weather but it’s been a great week in Seoul…surely it will be the same at the weekend too…Here’s what’s happening when and where:
Friday February 25
Busan Race Park: 10 races from 12:00 to 18:00
Jeju Race Park: 9 races from 13:30 to 17:30
Saturday February 26
Seoul Race Park: 13 races from 11:10 to 18:00
Jeju Race Park: 9 races from 12:30 to 17:20
Sunday February 27
Seoul Race Park: 11 races from 11:10 to 18:10
Busan Race Park: 6 races from 12:30 to 16:30