Day: March 19, 2016

Busan Friday Review

You Hyun Myung ride a true four-timer while Approach continued his march towards Class 1 on a wet Friday afternoon on the South Coast.

With champion jockey Jo Sung Gon having, at least for the time being, relocated to Seoul, You Hyun Myung was always likely to be one of the main beneficiaries. However, the scale of his dominance at Busan this term has nonetheless been a little surprising. On Saturday he rode four consecutive winners – all favourites – in races 4 to 7 to take his total for 2016 to 34 with nearest rival Kim Yong Geun a full 16 behind.

Those four included filly Mad Power (Sharp Humor), who moved onto 2 for 2 in race 5 and US import Super Cheolin (Pure Prize), who took race 7.

You would not have things all his own way though. The well backed Main Stay (Tale Of The Cat), looking for his 6th win in his last 7 starts, got taken down by a nose on the line by Rising Bravo (Discreet Cat) under Choi Si Dae in race 9. And it would be jockey Choi who would claim the day’s feature race too as he guided odds-on favourite Approach (Pico Central) to win the class 2 finale over 1800M. Approach, who missed almost all of his three-year-old campaign, moves on to 6 wins from 10 starts and looks class 1 bound.

In other races three-year-old colt Tohamsan (Kwaedo Nanma) looked good making all for a 5-length win in race 8 and moves on to 3 wins from 4 starts.

Saturday March 19
Seoul Racecourse: 12 races from 10:50 to 18:00
Jeju Racecourse: 9 races from 12:20 to 17:00

Sunday March 20
Seoul Racecourse: 11 races from 10:50 to 18:00
Busan Racecourse: 6 races from 13:00 to 17:00