There are 12 Saturday races at Seoul with the first at 10:45 and the last at 18:00. Here are the previews:
Race 1: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million
Weak maiden to begin with. (5) CAMPING MANIA has been well-backed for both her starts so far off the back of a trial win in late summer. She’s finished in mid-pack both times and she ran greenly, hanging inwards in her latest effort. If she can fix her manners, she should have the ability to win this under a top jockey. Going on bare results, (4) JEONGMUN K has a pair of 3rd place finishes from his latest two and is one of several for whom just a bit of improvement today can result in a win. (11) QUEEN FORCE ONE is the only one in the field who has run 2nd and will also attract some support. She beat (10) JILPUNGGACHI last time out, the latter making his debut and can improve today. (3) CHEON GI ran well on debut and while he’s struggled in two since, can be given another chance here.
|Selections||(5) Camping Mania (10) Jilpunggachi (4) Jeongmum K (3) Cheon Gi|
|Next Best||11, 8|
|Fast Start||5, 11|
Race 2: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 40 Million
Maiden fillies only. (7) LUCKY SOCHEON stepped up to this trip on November 10th and was beaten less than a length into 2nd place. She’s not the fastest of starters but can finish well and can go one better today. 3rd in that race was (6) M.J. TOWN. She didn’t get the best of trips that day but took to the distance well and has every chance of cutting into the three-lengths that Lucky Socheon had on her. (10) GEOM HONG has run 4th and 3rd in two outings so far, showing promise. She’s likely to try to get forward early and despite the wide draw, if she can find a good spot, she can go close. (4) SAMAE STAR didn’t take to 1700M last time and should be better today while the only first -time starter, (5) OUR SIMON, trialled up well in November and jockey booking is a plus.
|Selections||(7) Lucky Socheon (10) Geom Hong (6) M.J. Town (5) Our Simon|
|Next Best||4, 1|
|Fast Start||2, 6, 9, 10|
Race 3: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 60 Million
Juvenile maidens and all except one have raced before. (8) DOKDO YA was an improved 2nd when stepped up to this trip for his second career start on November 11th. He was beaten five lengths by a good winner, but it was enough to suggest he can win soon himself. He’s likely to try to get on pace here and will be joined by (6) LUMINESCE who ran 3rd on debut at this distance a month ago having been prominent through out and looks well in here. (10) PRIVATE MAN hasn’t been the best of starters but has finished off nicely in both tries so far. (1) FAMILY HOPE and (9) P.K. JEONSA are other potential improvers.
|Selections||(8) Dokdo Ya (6) Luminesce (10) Private Man (1) Family Hope|
|Next Best||9, 3|
|Fast Start||6, 8, 9|
Race 4: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / RW 60 Million
Juvenile maidens with only two of the twelve having raced before and it’ one of that pair who will start as favourite. (4) PRIMA NIKE ran 3rd on debut on November 17th having led for much of the way. She’s drawn ideally to lead again and should go all the way. Of the first-timers, (3) NONSTOP FLYING won a trial last month while (7) KISS IN THE PARK and (12) SOMETHING NOBODYNO also hinted at a bit of ability in their respective heats. (1) HANYANG NURI and (6) COLORFUL JOY trialled up together and both have the ability to run well first-up. As ever with this kind of race, watch the market for additional clues.
|Selections||(4) Prima Nike (3) Nonstop Flying (12) Something Nobodyno (7) Kiss In The Park|
|Next Best||6, 1, 7|
|Fast Start||3, 4, 5, 10, 12|
Race 5: Class 4 (1000M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million
(1) BEST BULLET has won his latest two in fine style, the most recent of which was a three-length score at this class over 1200M. He carries an additional 4.5kg but drops back in trip and could complete a hat-trick here. (3) GLOBAL QUEEN is a winner of two from seven and comes in with a pair of 2nds and a 3rd at this level. She should lead here and will be in the mix at the end. (10) DANCING BLADE too has proven competitive at this level and shouldn’t be far away while (2) EONEU MEOTJIN NAL improved significantly last start and can continue that momentum here. (7) SURFING POINT is better than last time and is another who could find the places.
|Selections||(1) Best Bullet (3) Global Queen (10) Dancing Blade (7) Surfing Point|
|Next Best||2, 4, 8|
|Fast Start||3, 4, 7|
Race 6: Class 5 (1000M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million
(3) SA SA is up in class following an all-the-way win over the distance on November 10th and has every chance of following up in this filly and mare only handicap. She’s joined at the level for the first-time by (9) HOMECOMING who gets promoted having run 2nd in both her two outings to date and should be competitive. (6) RAON WILLIAMS and (10) (more…)