Busan Friday: Race By Race Preview (October 21)

The weekend’s racing gets uunderway at Busan on Friday. 10 races from 14.20 to 21.00. Notes on races 1-7 below:


Race 1: Class 6 / 1000M / Allowance / KRW 55 Million / 13:20 (SIN)

 

Kim Young Kwan’s (1) GABO QUEENS was beaten five lengths on debut last month but led briefly and showed enough to suggest she will be strong favourite to go one better here. She should lead from gate to wire. (2) BEONGGEULBEONGGEUL has also shown potential in two prior outings with a 3rd and a slightly disappointing 5th after getting a poor start last time. She looks the main danger here. (8) SINBIHAN JILJU debuted badly in August but looked much better in a trial earlier this month and should improve. Among the debut-makers, (12) PRIZE KING and, to a lesser extent, (11) SHARP KING look the ones to watch.

 

Selections

(1) Gabo Queens (2) Beonggeulbeonggeul (8) Sinbihan Jilju (12) Prize King

Next Best

7, 11, 3

Rating

Fast Starters

1

Start-200M

1, 3, 6, 7, 2

200M-Finish

2, 6, 1, 7, 8

 

Race 2: Class 6 / 1000M / Allowance / KRW 55 Million / 13:45 (SIN)

 

More competitive here but we’ll go with experience again and put (5) TWO TWO RAPTOR on top. He was 2rd on debut last month and while he may eventually prefer slightly further, should be capable of winning in this company. Behind him that day was (3) JOYFUL STORY and he too can improve here. Among the others with prior experience, (11) UJU JEONGBEOL was a bit one-paced on debut but can build on it here. Bart Rice sends out (2) KKEUTPAN AERO for her debut here. She beat (12) WRECKING BALL and (1) PERFECT DIVA when winning a trial at the beginning of this month and should debut positively.

 

Selections

(5) Two Two Raptor (2) Kkeutpan Aero (11) Uju Jeongbeol (3) Joyful Story

Next Best

8, 10

Rating

Fast Starters

2, 6

Start-200M

6, 11, 7, 10, 5

200M-Finish

3, 5, 10, 11, 4

 

Race 3: Class 6 / 1300M / Allowance / KRW 20 Million / 14:30 (SIN)

 

After back to back 3rd place finishes, most recently at this distance, (2) MAJOR DANCER looks ready to win at what will be the fourth time of asking. He’ll be handy early and can finish strongly. Similarly (10) RECHAE beat two of these when racing 3rd at this distance on September 23rd when coming from well off the pace and will be a danger again. (12) MISWICK MYEONGUN has shown potential in three starts since a lengthy lay-off. She’s a strong finisher and the outside gate should pose no problems. Among the rest, (7) DESTINY and (9) HAESEONG STAR look most likely make their breakthrough.

 

Selections

(2) Major Dancer (12) Miswick Myeongun (10) Rechae (7) Destiny

Next Best

9, 3, 4

Rating

Fast Starters

8, 9

Start-200M

9, 3, 7, 1, 6

200M-Finish

10, 9, 7, 5, 4

 

Race 4: Class 6 / 1300M / Allowance / KRW 20 Million / 15:15 (SIN)

 

Banker favourite of the day here in the shape of Peter Wolsley’s (11) ROYAL RUBY. He was beaten seven lengths into 2nd on debut at this distance last month but should have far too much for this indifferent lot. The inconsistent (7) MAGIC WINNER is perhaps the main danger. He was a narrowly beaten 3rd two weeks ago and should be looking for a career best finish here. (1) QUEEN STEALTH showed signs of improvement last start and can continue here while (8) NAMBANG JEONSEOL, who debuted all the way back in December last year, finally returned to action at the end of last month in encouraging style and can place here. (6) PUREUN GANGJA and (10) CHEONJI CHAMP best of a limited rest.

 

Selections

(11) Royal Ruby (7) Magic Winner (8) Nambang Jeonseol (1) Queen Stealth

Next Best

6, 10

Rating

Fast Starters

12

Start-200M

12, 8, 7, 6, 10

200M-Finish

11, 4, 7, 9, 6

 

Race 5: Class 5 / 1000M / Handicap / KRW 40 Million / 16:00 (SIN)

 

(3) DAEBOREUMDAL and (1) MACHO MYEONGUN were 9th and 11th respectively in the betting at class and distance on September 23rd. They defied that to finish 3rd and 4th and both will be much shorter today. Bart Rice’s (10) RACHEL was much more fancied in that race but only managed 6th, weakening late on. Nevertheless, she’s shown enough in her two outings to date to suggest she can overturn that here and despite the wide draw, she’s the slight pick. (9) HUIMANG CHANGA went badly in that race but also gets another chance today while (5) HANNAM ROOKIE is yet to win in eleven but is usually close and should be once more.

 

Selections

(10) Rachel (3) Daeboreumdal (1) Macho Myeongun (5) Hannam Rookie

Next Best

9, 7

Rating

4, 3, 1=9=10

Fast Starters

3, 5, 9, 10

Start-200M

10, 9, 5, 3, 6

200M-Finish

10, 1, 9, 8, 3

 

Race 6: Class 5 / 1200M / Handicap / KRW 40 Million / 16:50 (SIN)

 

Tricky race this with any number in with a chance. (2) ARIKKARI enters in the most promising form though, with a 2nd and a 3rd in his most recent two outings, both times at this distance and both times in reasonable company for this level. He should sit handy early and could come very close. (8) AREUMDAUN YEOWANG and (9) GANGHO IRON have just one win between them but both look very nicely in here. The former will be slowly away but finishes well. (4) WONDER BOY failed to get a mile last start but should be much happier back at 1200M today while the up in class (10) LADY LUCK may also be considered.

 

Selections

(2) Arikkari (4) Wonder Boy (8) Areumdaun Yeowang (10) Lady Luck

Next Best

9, 3, 1

Rating

4, 3, 9, 1=2

Fast Starters

1, 4

Start-200M

1, 2, 4, 5, 8

200M-Finish

9, 8, 7, 2, 3

 

Race 7: Class 5 / 1300M / Handicap / KRW 40 Million / 17:30 (SIN)

 

(10) INDIAN KING beat Royal Ruby, who we saw in race 4, by seven lengths over this distance on September 23rd. He is up in class here but he’ll be on speed early and he looks the one to beat. His main rivals are up in class too. (7) CHOEGANG OFFICER was 3rd to Indian King’s 2nd when the pair raced in August and went on to beat (1) PARK MAN by a length to score his maiden win last month. Both have claims here with Choegang Officer’s marginally stronger. He’ll be on speed early. As for those with prior experience at this level, (4) SUNGANUI BEOPCHIK was a much improved 2nd a month ago and can aim to match it here while (5) FIRST SUN also showed signs of improvement.

 

Selections

(10) Indian King (7) Choegang Officer (1) Park Man (4) Sunganui Beopchik

Next Best

5, 8

Rating

4, 10, 3, 2=7

Fast Starters

3, 5, 7, 10

Start-200M

7, 10, 3, 5, 4

200M-Finish

1, 6, 5, 7, 10

 

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