There is a big Sunday of racing at both Seoul (11 races from 10:45 to 18:00) and Busan (6 races from 12:40 to 17:05). Here are the Seoul Previews:
Race 1: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million
(7) EIFFEL was 3rd on debut four weeks ago and showed enough to suggest that with a little improvement he’ll be winning sooner rather than later. He’s well drawn to be on the early pace here and today can be his day. (3) SOKBO ONGJU was a slightly below par 6th in the same race but has a recent 2nd place to her name and can get closer today. (9) GOD OF SOCKS steps back to the minimum distance for the first time since running 2nd on debut in July and should be a danger, also from the front. (8) ANGELA was an improved 2nd last time albeit in weaker company than this while (2) CHEONGDAM QUEENS returns from six months out and trialed up positively at the end of September.
|Selections||(7) Eiffel (9) God Of Socks (3) Sokbo Ongju (2) Cheongdam Queens|
|Next Best||8, 1|
|Fast Start||2, 3, 7, 9|
Race 2: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 60 Million
It’s maiden juvenile fillies here with four of the ten runners racing for the first time. The only one in the field to have raced twice is set to be favourite though. (8) BLACK ZAPPER was an improved 2nd when stepped up to this distance for the first time on September 1st and should have too much for this lot today. (6) HEUNG BUJA had excuses for her 9th place on debut last month but she previously won a trial and the distance today should be a better fit so improvement is expected. (1) DADDY GLORY too raced quite greenly on her debut back in August but seemed to be going in the right direction in a subsequent trial. (7) YAHO M J CAT is another of the experienced ones who can be a danger. OF the first-time starters, (3) WONDERFUL MARIA looks the pick.
|Selections||(8) Black Zapper (6) Heung Buja (7) Yaho M J Cat (3) Wonderful Maria|
|Next Best||1, 4|
|Fast Start||1, 3, 5, 7|
Race 3: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million
This isn’t a particularly strong maiden but plenty come in with recent form reading well. (2) SUNSHIN MARINE hasn’t done much wrong in three efforts to date and was a useful 4th in a better race than this – albeit nine-lengths behind the winner – last time. She looks to have solid claims today. (3) DAEMYEONG SOLAR raced rather ungenerously in the home straight last start nut still managed to finish 3rd at the distance in a similar strength race to this and must be taken seriously while (9) CHEONGDAM JEPAE returned from five months off to run 2nd on September 16th. She’s the likely pace-setter here and can go one better. (5) STRIDE UP ran well enough for 4th on debut at 1000M and with some improvement in terms of manners, can get closer. (7) MIRACLE GOLD was a much improved 2nd last time out and can build on it today.
|Selections||(9) Cheongdam Jepae (2) Sunshin Marine (3) Daemyoung Solar (5) Stride Up|
|Next Best||7, 12|
|Fast Start||3, 9, 11|
Race 4: Class 5 (1000M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million
(6) TRI THUNDER ran out a five-length winner on debut at the distance on September 8th. The Stay Thirsty gelding is up in class here but is well drawn to lead again and could make all once more. The main danger is (4) HANIL DALBIT. While his solitary win came at 1200M and he hasn’t raced at the minimum since his debut back in January, his recent form has been very solid and he’s a very interesting entry here. He could even start as favourite. (8) DIA PUNCH is up in class after scoring at the third time of asking last month. (9) POP STREET is too although he hasn’t raced since January. He did, however, trial up in good fashion last month. Of the pair, Dia Punch is more favoured at this time. (2) BLUE ANNA and (7) MONKEY SOCKS are others in at least the placing hunt.
|Selections||(6) Tri Thunder (4) Hanil Dalbit (8) Dia Punch (7) Monkey Socks|
|Next Best||2, 1, 9|
|Fast Start||1, 6, 7, 9|
Race 5: Class 5 (1700M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million
(5) BURUI GORI has come close but over five starts to date has somehow managed to (more…)