Day: April 22, 2011

Friday Night Wine & Winners

An eleven race card to get stuck into tomorrowat Seoul but first off a word about today’s racing at Busan where the feature event was won by Toshio Uchida on the 3/1 favourite Lucky Dancer. Lucky Dancer’s trainer was Peter Wolsley and with the win, the Australian moves up to third, behind only Kim Young Kwan and Baik Kwang Yeol, in terms of number of winners saddled over the past year with 43. With a number of quality horses in his stable, that elusive Stakes win can’t be far away.

Back On Top: Toshio Uchida(Pic: KRA)

As for Uchida it was business as usual with two winners. The Japanese jockey has recorded 39 victories since his return to Korea last November and is now back firmly established as the track’s top rider.

On to the business at hand and ss usual, we are mainly looking for value that for a small win bet (2,000won) and a larger place (4,000won) should provide a decent return even if not many actually win. Both Singgerounachim and Manchester Miss should be heavy favourites so don’t bother with the place on them. And remember, Gyongmaman bets for his meals but eats instant ramen every day – here’s why this week:

Saving the Kendall-Jackson to toast some winners on Saturday

Race 1: Sylvia Green (1)
Race 2: A.P. Plus (8)
Race 3: Neulsarang (12)
Race 4: Aragaya (10)
Race 5: Bravo Together (7)
Race 6: Hanhyeolhwasin (9)
Race 7: Singgerounachim (8)
Race 8: Richmond Hwanhui (1)
Race 9: Wonerful Sun (3)
Race 10: Cheonun (1)
Race 11: Manchester Miss (5)

It’s been a wet twenty-four hours in the capital but things should have dried out by the time racing gets underway at Seoul on Saturday at 11:10. There are eleven races through to 17:30 with three races being simulcasted from the pony race meeting on Jeju Island.