Day: September 15, 2017

Seoul Saturday: Race-By-Race Preview (September 16)

There are 12 Saturday races at Seoul from 10:45 to 18:00. It’s a beauiful sunny morning in the Korean capital so come racing! Here are the previews:

Race 1: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 22 Million

(1) CHEONGUN ILHO was a decent 5th on her first start back following six months out in August and she can get her maiden breakthrough here. (8) PYEONGCHON CROWN was a solid 4th on debut on July 30th and can build on that today while (3) WONDERFUL LUCKY and (5) ACE TROPHY both look to have scope for improvement.

Selections (1) Cheongun Ilho (8) Pyeongchon Crwon (3) Wonderful Lucky (5) Ace Trophy
Next Best 6
Fast Start 1, 5, 8

Race 2: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 22 Million

Interesting contest here. (3) REBECCA and (10) MR. KING have both had a few near misses but remain maidens after plenty of starts. They should both be close but of the two, it’s Rebecca who looks to have the stronger claims of getting one in the win column today. They may, however, both find themselves beaten by (9) BROWN BOMBER. He showed promise on debut, finishing 6th of 12 at this distance four weeks ago and should have come for it. (6) FIRST QUEEN and (7) BIG AURORA are others in the frame.

Selections (9) Brown Bomber (3) Rebecca (10) Mr. King (6) First Queen
Next Best 7, 2
Fast Start 3, 5, 7

 Race 3: Class 6 (1200M) Allowance / KRW 60 Million

 (7) FIORE was just beaten a nose on what was her second career start over 1300M on August 19th. She’ll be strong favourite to score here in this all-juvenile race. Her main threat may come from a first-time starter. (4) THE JIJON was a smart trial winner in August and looks nicely in here first-up.  (3) WILD DRAGON also looked promising in trials and looks an interesting first-timer while (2) OPI WINTER has every chance of building on a reasonably encouraging debut in a valuable race at this distance on August 20th.

Selections (7) Fiore (2) Opi Winter (3) Wild Dragon (4) The Jijon
Next Best 1, 5
Fast Start 3, 4

Race 4: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 22 Million 

Stepped back to the minimum trip today, (8) BAEKSAN YEOWANG can get on the early speed and stay on to get her maiden win here over distinctly average opposition. (6) HIGH STAR was 2nd in an even weaker race than this last time and could get close while (more…)

Busan Friday: Race-By-Race Preview (September 15)

After last week’s excitement it’s back to more mundane matters this weekend. Racing gets underway at Busan on Friday with 10 races from 11:30 to 18:00. Here’s the race-by-race summary:

Race 1: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 22 Million

Tricky little opener and (9) BOLD RULES showed enough in her 3rd place on her debut to suggest that she won’t be sticking around at the bottom level for very long. She can get to the front from the outside gate here and can win. (6) STAR LINE was an improved 2nd on what was his third outing a month ago and can match that today while (1) QUEEN OF CAPTAIN and (5) SILVER LINE can also build on by no means poor debuts. 

Selections (9) Bold Rules (6) Star Line (1) Queen Of Captain (5) Silver Line
Next Best 3, 2
Fast Start 1, 5, 9 

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

Six of the eleven race for the first time here and it’s one of them, (1) CHRISTIANO who is the pick to score on debut. He was quick in trials and could well have too much today. Also impressive in trials was (5) DIVIDE WIND. He’s trained by Kim Young Kwan and is therefore sure to be well-backed first-up. Of the experienced ones, both (10) SMART DANCER and (11) ISLE CAT put in promising runs on their debuts and can build on them here.

Selections (1) Christiano (5) Divide Wind (11) Isle Cat (10) Smart Dancer
Next Best 6, 3
Fast Start 1, 4, 5, 7

 Race 3: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 22 Million

 He’s not been too far off in his latest three and (1) HAENGUN STORY is very much the one to beat here. He should be on the early speed and can go all the way. (7) TONGHAP BULPAE and (3) JANGHAN JILJU ran 3rd and 4th when they raced together at this distance (more…)