Doraon Hyeonpyo claimed the Korean Breeders’ Cup at Seoul this afternoon to become the nation’s Champion Juvenile of 2014.
And it was a clean sweep of the placings for Busan horses as he led home Rafale and Summit Myeongun at the end of the 1400M race.
Doraon Hyeonpyo was sent off as the slight favourite ahead of Gyeongnam Sinmun Cup winner Rafale and these two would fight out the finishing with Choi Si Dae guiding Doraon Hyeonpyo to victory by just under two lengths with Summit Myeongun a further five legnths back in third.
Gwacheon Mayor’s Cup winner Cosmos King confirmed his status as Seoul’s top two-year-old, coming home in 4th with Yesuri Myeongun taking the final money position under Masa Tanaka. The only filly in the race, Dream Queen, was 6th.
Both the winner and runner-up were sired by young stallion Colors Flying (A.P. Indy) who was imported in late 2010. Doraon Hyeonpyo and Rafale are among his first crop to hit the track in Korea.
Breeders’ Cup (KOR G3) – Seoul Racecourse – 1400M – November 30, 2014
1. Doraon Hyeonpyo (KOR) [Colors Flying – Kilcoe Castle (Gone West)] – Choi Si Dae – 2.5, 1.4
2. Rafale (KOR) [Colors Flying – Dongbang Choego (Al Naba)] – You Hyun Myung – 1.2
3. Summit Myeongun (KOR) [Menifee – Summit Party (Ecton Park)] – Kim Yong Geun – 2.0
Distances: 1.75 lengths / 5 lengths – 10 ran