Day: April 25, 2013

Weekend Preview

Another one of those low-key weekends between big races but plenty to keep us occupied over the next three days.

It can be lonely at Busan Race Park - but it has the best racing in Korea this weekend

It can be lonely at Busan Race Park – but it has the best racing in Korea this weekend

While the Derby contenders are mainly keeping their powder dry before the big race at Seoul on May 19, there are a few possibles going this weekend. Peter Wolsley’s Amell’s Atom (Menifee), 4th in the KRA Cup Mile, will be in action at Busan on Friday, racing alongside Global Gangja (Pico Central) who put in a less than impressive performance in the first leg of the Triple Crown.

At Seoul, Cheonha Jeongbuk (J Be K), with 4 wins from 5 starts is an action on Saturday. He’s ineligible for the Classics but will be well worth watching as he moves up to class 3 over 1800 metres.

The pick of the action is at Busan on Sunday with a pair of class 1 tests. Ttukseom Cup winner Useung Touch (Menifee) faces foreign opposition in the first of these. Yeonggwanguijehyun (Rockport Harbor) and Wild Myeongun (D’Wildcat) are likely to give her plenty to think about.

In the second co-feature, Peter Wolsley saddles both his old-stager Khaosan (Sunday Well) and one-time stable star Ghost Whisper (Gotham City) in a competitive looking 2000 metre handicap. One-time Classic winner Dongseo Jeongbeol (Vicar) will be among those providing stiff competition.

Here’s what’s happening when and where:

Friday April 26

Busan Race Park: 10 races from 12:00 to 18:00
Jeju Race Park: 9 races from 13:30 to 17:30

Saturday April 27

Seoul Race Park: 11 races from 11:00 to 17:40
Jeju Race Park: 9 races from 12:30 to 17:20

Sunday April 28

Seoul Race Park: 11 races from 11:00 to 18:00
Busan Race Park: 6 races from 12:50 to 17:00

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