Busan Friday: Race-By-Race Preview (October 7)

The southern part of the Korean peninsula, including Busan, got slammed by a typhoon on Wednesday causing significant damage and disruption. Racing goes ahead, however, and Busan runs 10 races on Friday from 14:20 to 21:00. 

English racecards can be found here. Notes on overseas simulcast races (1-7) are below:

Key

Rating Top five official rated
Fast Starters Expected to lead the race early
Start-200M Fastest average time for the first 200M (up to 6 most recent races)
200M-Finish Fastest average time for the final 200M (up to 6 most recent races)

Race 1: Class 6 / 1000M / Allowance / KRW 55 Million / 14:20

Seven of these are debut-makers but it’s the experienced ones who are likely to be favoured. (2) TIGER SLAM was an improved 3rd on what was his second outing in August and he can make all here. (6) EORIN YEOWANG was behind him that day but came back out an improved 3rd herself a month ago and should be competitive again. Of the first-timers, (5) BANJIUI JANGMI is a half to two really good horses and was encouraging in trials as was (8) AGNES and (4) TAEYANGUI SINHWA.

Selections (2) Tiger Slam (5) Banjiui Jangmi (8) Agnes (6) Eorin Yeowang
Next Best 4, 10, 11, 9
Rating
Fast Starters 2, 9, 11
Start-200M 2, 10, 6, 12, 7
200M-Finish 10, 7, 6, 2, 12

Race 2: Class 6 / 1000M / Allowance / KRW 55 Million / 14:45 

A half-sister of prolific winner Cinderella Man, (5) EVERGREEN TREE debuts here and will be hot favourite to score having won a trial by fifteen lengths two weeks ago. (2) SEGI GANGJA, 5th on debut in July and returns from injury here and is likely to be second favourite while fellow experienced ones (7) TEUKGEUP GAMDONG and (9) STAR GOLD can also improve. (3) ADELEUI JINJU qualified (a considerable distance) behind Evergreen Tree and looks the best of the other debut-makers.

Selections (5) Evergreen Tree (2) Segi Gangja (3) Adeleui Jinju (9) Star Gold
Next Best 7, 10
Rating
Fast Starters 2, 5, 7, 10
Start-200M 7, 2, 8, 10, 9
200M-Finish 8, 11, 2, 9, 7

Race 3: Class 6 / 1000M / Allowance / KRW 20 Million / 15:30 

Kiwi trainer David Miller sends out his first Korean runner in the shape of (5) WOLHADOKJAK and it could be a winning start. The colt has shown improvement in his last two and was narrowly beaten out of 3rd last time at this distance. The main danger is (9) SAMHYEONGJE, who has two 3rds at this distance so far while (10) SAERON NA also improved last start and can be considered. (4) ISIDAE YEONGGWANG and (7) DONGNAM CHOEGO look best of the rest.

Selections (5) Wolhadokjak (9) Samhyeongje (7) Dongnam Choego (10) Saeroun Na
Next Best 4, 12
Rating
Fast Starters 1, 4, 7, 8
Start-200M 8, 7, 1, 9, 12
200M-Finish 5, 4, 9, 6, 3

Race 4: Class 6 / 1300M / Allowance / KRW 20 Million / 16:15 

Small field but should be competitive. (7) MAGIC WINNER hasn’t exactly lived up to his name but has as good a chance as any on what will be his first try at this distance. He beat (8) DON’T STOP as the pair raced 3rd and 5th over 1200M on August and both will be competitive here. (6) VEGA KHAN was an improved 4th two weeks ago and can build on that here while (4) STYLISH and the sole debut-maker (9) BULBIT JEONSA may also be considered.

Selections (7) Magic Winner (9) Bulbit Jeonsa (8) Don’t Stop (4) Stylish
Next Best 6, 3
Rating
Fast Starters 2, 5
Start-200M 2, 3, 7, 5, 4
200M-Finish 3, 8, 1, 7, 6

Race 5: Class 6 / 1300M / Allowance / KRW 20 Million / 17:00 

The final maiden race and (1) HWAJEONG should really be making her breakthrough here. She was 3rd last start, beating (2) PUREUN GANGJA in the process and looks the best of these. (6) HWANHAN SESANG comes in following a pair of 5ths and can improved with the aforementioned Pureun Gangja and (3) DREAM ACE looking the best of a limited rest.

Selections (1) Hwajeong (6) Hwanhan Sesang (2) Pureun Gangja (3) Dream Ace
Next Best 5
Rating
Fast Starters 3, 5
Start-200M 3, 7, 4, 1, 2
200M-Finish 1, 6, 2, 7, 5

Race 6: Class 4 / 1000M / Handicap / KRW 55 Million / 17:50 

Nine of these imports are unraced. (2) POINT LUCK was the fastest in trials and accordingly will be one the favourites to strike here. Also looking good in preparation was (8) AMERANCE FASHION and (7) SPEED MARK, the latter winning his trial. (4) MORNING PARK beat a couple of the others in his trial and can be considered. The only one of these with racing experience is (3) BAEDARI SAMCHONGSA. He hasn’t shown much in two starts so far but has a top jockey booking and can show improvement.

Selections (2) Point Luck (7) Speed Mark (8) Amerance Fashion (4) Morning Korea
Next Best 3, 6, 5
Rating
Fast Starters 2, 6, 8
Start-200M 3
200M-Finish 3

Race 7: Class 5 / 1300M / Handicap / KRW 40 Million / 18:30 

Finally we get to see some horses who have actually won some races. (1) WONDER WALL was 2nd last month in a valuable race for juveniles who passed through the domestic sales and he can get back to winning ways here. (10) BAEKDUBONG is up in class and distance following his maiden win a month ago and warrants consideration while (4) LIMITLESS WIN seems to be getting to grips with this class and can improve on his last two outings. (6) REALLY QUEEN and (8) BOUND QUEENS look best of the rest.

Selections (1) Wonder Wall (10) Baekdubong (4) Limitless Win (6) Really Queen
Next Best 8, 2, 12
Rating 4, 1, 2=8, 11
Fast Starters 1, 6, 8
Start-200M 1, 6, 8, 7, 12
200M-Finish 10, 1, 4, 6, 12
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