It’s turned cold once more across the Korean peninsula but there are plenty of punting opportunities to warm up to this weekend. Busan gets things underway on Friday with an 11 race card from 11:30 to 18:00.
A pair of new overseas jockeys will be in action on the south coast this weekend. Italian Adrea Mezzatesta and Cypriot rider Marios Mina both make their Korean debuts. Meanwhile Darryll Holland is back from suspension and has some live mounts too. English race cards are here. Notes on races to be simulcast overseas are below:
Race 4: Class 6 / 1300M / Allowance / KRW 22 Million / 13:40
1. HWARYEOHAN YONGSA – Improved last time for 6th at long odds. Needs improvement again.
2. URIDEULUI YEONGUNG – Better on 1st try at this distance two weeks ago. Good jockey booking.
3. FOUR NINES – Drops back in distance after 4th over a mile last month. Two 3rds at 1300M already and should win here.
4. YOSUL KING – Only decent performance in four tries was in a similarly small field at this distance. Far behind Four Nines at a mile last up.
5. HOMYEONG DAERO – Slow on debut and sent back to trial. Slow in the trial.
6. JIBONG YEONGUNG – Only 2nd so far at this distance in November. Disappointed last month but worth another chance for the places.
7. NEW HAPPY DAY – Career best 3rd at the distance two weeks ago was a big improvement.
8. ONNURI GANGJA – Well beaten in all six starts, including twice at this distance
Verdict: (3) FOUR NINES really should be winning this against underwhelming opposition. (7) NEW HAPPY DAY looks the only credible danger off the back of that good showing two weeks ago with the top jockey who rode that day keeping the mount. (6) JIBONG YEONGUNG and (2) URIDEULUI YEONGUNG to contest the places
Selections: (3) Four Nines (7) New Happy Day (6) Jibong Yeongung (2) Urideuli Yeongung
Next Best: 1, 8
Fast Starters: 2, 3 (more…)