Day: November 23, 2017

Busan Friday: Race-By-Race Preview (November 24)

First snow of the year swept across the Korean peninsula this week. It didn’t hang around for long though and it should be relatively mild for the weekend’s racing which gets underway at Busan on Friday with 11 races from 11:30 to 18:00. All races available on most ADW’s in the USA (Happy Thanksgiving!) and also on the Aussie Tab. Here are the previews:

Race 1: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 22 Million

Tricky one to start off with but we’ll give the nod to (8) RED CLOUD, who beat a couple of these on his way to 2nd place in a decent race over this distance on what was just his second start four weeks ago. Not a fast starter but with a strong finish, he could well go one better today. (11) GAMUNUI YEONGGWANG and (12) CHOEGANG STEALTH were 3rd and 4th in that race and while they have a bit to find, it’s not impossible that they could get a bit closer today but more potent threats look to be (4) BAENGNYEON SIDAE and (5) YEONGGWANGUIWINNER with the former a good 2nd at the distance last time and the latter having raced in tough company on his latest two.

Selections (8) Red Cloud (5) Yeonggwanguiwinner (4) Baengnyeon Sidae (11) Gamunui Yeonggwang
Next Best 12, 10
Fast Start 2, 5, 9, 10

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

Only four of these twelve fillies have raced before and even those just once apiece. Of those four (3) TOP EURO and (7) BAEKDU QUEEN did ok and will be backed but the favourite is going to be one of the debut-makers. That’s (11) RAINHA, a Gold Allure filly who will be sporting the Yoshida colours. Trained by Kim Young Kwan, she easily won a trial all the way back in August and her debuted has been anticipated for some time. Of the other first-timers, (1) DAEDONG WINNER, a half-sister to Tohamsan, winner of eight from eighteen in Korea, also trialled up nicely and looks to have some potential as does (5) DREAM CAT.

Selections (11) Rainha (3) Top Euro (1) Daedong Winner (5) Dream Cat
Next Best 7, 4
Fast Start 1, 3, 5, 11

 Race 3: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 55 Million

 Juveniles only here and half are first timers and half have raced once before. We’re going to go with the ones who have experience. (3) UJU DAEWANG was favourite on debut three weeks ago following a strong showing in trials and while he could only manage 2nd, demonstrated enough to be put on top here. Also good on debut was (11) DAMYANG GONGJU, who overcame a bad start to run on nicely for 3rd and can improve today. (2) GYOHAKSANGJANG only managed 6th on her debut but it was a tough race over 1200M and today should suit a little better. Among the debut-makers, the ones to make note of are (1) RAON JEONSEOL and (12) YUHWI, both of whom showed a bit of speed in trials.

Selections (3) Uju Daewang (11) Damyang Gongju (2) Gyohaksangjang (1) Raon Jeonseol
Next Best 12, 4
Fast Start 1, 3

 Race 4: Class 6 (1600M) Allowance / KRW 22 Million

(2) CHOEGANG BOLT beat (5) VICAR OF THE SUN on her way to 2nd place at this distance on October 20th. However, the latter overturned that form back at 1300M two weeks later. Both should be in the hunt today. (10) ADELE HERO was behind the pair of them in that latest race but does have a 3rd to his name at this distance while likewise (7) ACE VICTORY has also shown some aptitude at a mile and will be well backed here. Neither (more…)