Day: March 23, 2018

Seoul Saturday: Race-By-Race Preview (March 24)

Saturday racing at Seoul sees 11 races from 10:45 to 18:00. Here are the previews:

Race 1: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million

Twelve maidens to kick us off. (2) SPEED YEOWANG registered her second career 3rd place finish last time out beating a couple of these in the process. It was a full eight-weeks ago so she comes in relatively fresh and has as good a chance as any of making the breakthrough here. (7) UN SEO was one of those beaten that day, but she ran well enough on reappearance at the end of February to suggest that she can come under consideration here. (5) GEOBOOGI MANSE and (6) HWANSANGUI BIT have both hinted at the potential to put in a good performance and can go well. The latter is likely to be on the early speed alongside (8) YOLO, who improved on his second start a month ago and can continue to make progress today.

Selections (2) Speed Yeowang (5) Geoboogi Manse (8) Yolo (7) Un Seo
Next Best 6, 10
Fast Start 2, 6, 8

Race 2: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 40 Million

More maidens but this time it is restricted to three-year-olds. (6) BAEKDUUI JEONGSANG enters after back to back 3rd place finishes, both at this distance, and looks the one to beat here, most likely looking to lead all the way. (9) CLEAN UP SECRET ran a good 3rd back at the beginning of January, beating Baekduui Jeongsang, and was set to be well backed when scheduled to face that one again in February. He had to be scratched as some blood was found in his nostrils prior to the race but nothing else was wrong with him and he returns here for a stable that is having its horses come into form. (1) SEONGAM JEUNE was a decent 4th on debut on February 25th, beating four of these in the process and should beat plenty again, while (2) MASYA already has a 2nd place to his name at the distance and can at least aim to match today.

Selections (6) Baekduui Jeongsang (9) Clean Up Secret (2) Masya (1) Songam Jeune
Next Best 10, 5
Fast Start 4, 6, 8

Race 3: Class 5 (1300M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million

(10) WOOSEORA ICHEON ran well for 2nd at class and distance on February 25th, beating a couple of these along the way. His win came at this distance too and while he will want to get on speed early and will need to overcome the wide draw, he is capable of winning this. (12) SIMCHEONG SADAL was 5th in that race, about three lengths behind Wooseora Icheon, continuing a decent run of form and he can get closer today with the wide gate less of an issue than for the favourite. Another one draw wide, (11) MALAKAS can also go better than recent finishes suggest, facing slightly softer company today than in his latest couple of starts. Three horses step up in class today, two of them, (8) BANGGEUT BANGGEUT and (9) FIRST QUEEN, following maiden wins at this distance. Of the pair, (more…)