Day: January 24, 2019

Busan Friday: Race-By-Race Preview

Firday racing is at Busan with 11 races from 11:30 to 18:00. Here are the previews:

Jo Sung Gon Jo In Kwen

Jo Sung Gon and Jo In Kwen are both aboard fancied runners at Busan on Friday

Race 1: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 40 Million

Maiden fillies to begin with. (2) SHE JUST QUEENDOM ran 2nd on debut in November and was well-backed on her return at the end of December but began poorly and showed little interest throughout ultimately finishing 7th. She’s bumped up in trip for the first time today and with extra time to settle, she gets another chance. (6) AMAZING WINNER ran 3rd on her only previous try at this distance on November and should be at least matching that here while (5) QUEEN OF ADELE and (7) HAPPY KOREA have offered glimpses of ability. (9) YAKSOKDAERO makes a quick return having improved to 4th place on her third career start two weeks ago. She’s not shown much in the way of speed so far, but it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if she were to go even closer here.

Selections (2) She Just Queendom (6) Amazing Winner (7) Happy Korea (5) Queen Of Adele
Next Best 9, 4
Fast Start 3, 4, 9

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

More maiden fillies. (1) ROSA has improved across three starts so far and last time ran 2nd to the highly anticipated debut-maker Success Party at this distance. She couldn’t get close to that one, but she’ll likely get it right today and will be a strong favourite. (5) ARA MYUNGMA beat a couple of these on her way to 3rd place on her second appearance on December and steps up in trip today. She should be at least matching that 3rd. (9) FANTASTIC GIRL ran a creditable 5th on debut four weeks ago and can build on it today. (2) HARVEST SEASON and (6) TRUE SIGNATURE are others who can challenge for a place, if not the win.

Selections (1) Rosa (5) Ara Myungma (9) Fantastic Girl (6) True Signature
Next Best 2, 4
Fast Start 1, 6, 9

Race 3: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 40 Million

(8) TRUE VALOR was well-backed on debut back in November but after getting hampered at the start, never really fired. He’s had a couple of months off since and it’s a fresh start today in what looks a winnable race. (5) NAEGA SAEGANGJA and (7) WONDERFUL MORNING came home 2nd and 3rd in what for both was a debut outing on December 29th over 1000M. The increased trip today can suit both and they should be involved at the business end. (9) ROCKHARD FORCE made his own debut at this trip that same day and finished 2nd. He was beaten five lengths and will need to improve but he shouldn’t be too far away.

Selections (8) True Valor (5) Naega Saegangja (7) Wonderful Morning (9) Rockhard Force
Next Best 4, 1
Fast Start 3, 7

Race 4: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million

Wide open maiden. (2) ACE CRUSH has been inconsistent across six outings so far, but he has posted some useful performances and looks to have as good a chance as any of scoring here. (7) GUKMIN STAR was an improved 2nd on a slow-running track on December 30th, with a couple of these well back down the track behind him. It was a big improvement and he can maintain that momentum today. (5) BAEJJANG was only beaten a nose at this distance on debut and ran 4th over 1300M on re-appearance at the end of December. He’s likely to be on pace early here and has a chance. (3) BAEKDU HERO and (8) BYEOLBIT OREUM are others with placing claims.

Selections (2) Ace Crush (7) Gukmin Star (5) Baejjang (8) Byeolbit Oreum
Next Best 3, 11
Fast Start 4, 5, 9

Race 5: Class 6 (1600M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million

(4) KWAEHAN SINGANGJA remains a maiden after twelve attempts but has put in some decent performances along the way, not least last time out when he ran 2nd over this distance three weeks ago. He was beaten seven-lengths by a good winner, but he faces (more…)