Day: March 8, 2019

Seoul Saturday: Race-By-Race Preview (March 9)

It might be Super Saturday in Dubai but at Dolkong’s home track of Seoul there is plenty going on. 12 races in fact running from 10:45 to 18:00. Highlight looks to be the clash between up and comers Havana Charlie and Speed Joy in the concluding race 12.


Antonio Da Silva has plenty of live chances at Seoul on Saturday

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

(8) MUDO was just beaten a neck at this distance at the end of January. He’s improved across all three of his starts so far and with a bit more progress here, can come out on top. (12) CHEONNYEONUI BARAM and (1) LA VIE EST BELLE came home 4th and 7th when they raced each other at this distance a month ago with both capable of going better today. (4) CENTER POLE steps up in trip following an encouraging 4th over 1000M three weeks ago and looks set for better here while (10) P.K. GUNJU ran in an encouraging 3rd on back in December and returns here up in trip but with claims.

Selections (8) Mudo (12) Cheonnyeonui Baram (10) P. K. Gunju (4) Center Pole
Next Best 1, 5
Fast Start 5, 10, 11, 12

Race 2: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million

Weak maiden here so we’re looking for something to step up. (4) STAR SOCKS is the only one of these who has manages a 2nd place finished but that was almost a year ago. She’s not run at all since last November but if she runs to her best, she’s clearly capable. (11) TONGHAP SIDAE is the only other one in the field to have a top-three finish. She’s inconsistent but generally goes ok at this distance and can be a danger. (2) GEUMA INVNCIBLE was disappointing on debut at the end of January but the jockey booking will tempt plenty. (6) SINUI CHUKBOK and (9) LUXURY POWER are others who have offered glimpses of ability. This may be a case of watching the market for clues.

Selections (9) Luxury Power (6) Sinui Chukbok (2) Geuma Invincible (11) Tonghap Sidae
Next Best 4, 3
Fast Start 2, 6, 8, 9

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

After finishing 5th on debut last October, (10) NEW PARADIGM has finished 4th on three consecutive occasions in company equal or better than this and she’s favoured to make the breakthrough in this filly (and one mare) only maiden. (7) PRIMA NIKE could be the main danger, but she needs a fast start and to stay in front. Once she faced kickback last time, she withdrew co-operation but still managed to finish 4th. She trialled up well last week and can go better. (1) FLYING JUNO ran well for an improved 3rd on her second start six weeks ago and the additional distance today can suit. (4) OUR SIMON ran well for 5th on debut at this distance in December and can build on that today. (9) LOVE RACE looks best of the rest.

Selections (10) New Paradigm (7) Prima Nike (1) Flying Juno (4) Our Simon
Next Best 9, 8
Fast Start 3, 4, 7

Race 4: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million

(2) WHITE VELVET and (6) SEUNGRI LIKE both come in having finished 2nd in their respective latest outing, both at this distance. White Velvet was the quickest – albeit on a very wet track – and with it being his second consecutive near-miss, he’s the marginally favoured of the pair today. (11) KING OF RULES ran a very solid 4th on debut at this distance just before Christmas. He’s not been seen since but returns here with a good chance of building on that start. (5) KAIZEN SILVER stepped up to this trip last time and it seemed to suit as he finished an improved 3rd. Today is a slightly stiffer race but he should be competitive again. (8) SAENAE VICTORY is another who should be in at least the placing hunt.

Selections (2) White Velvet (6) Seungri Like (5) Kaizen Silver (11) King Of Rules
Next Best 8, 7
Fast Start 2, 3

Race 5: Class 4 (1300M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million

After getting his maiden win in fine style over 1000M in November, (8) TOHAMSAN POWER has finished 2nd and 4th in two subsequent starts at this level with the 2nd being at this distance. He should get on pace here and should have too much for this field. (6) YEOGEOL VISION is a class and distance winner and while she’s been slightly disappointing in her latest couple of outings, she can be given another chance here. (4) ROYAL PRINCE and (9) SERA KHAN too are both capable at this class and can compete for places. (11) HAEGARAM generally isn’t too far away and could also sneak a money finish.

Selections (8) Tohamsan Power (6) Yeogeol Vision (4) Royal Prince (9) Sera Khan
Next Best 11, 1
Fast Start 1, 5, 8, 10

Race 6: Class 5 (1300M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million

(10) LUMINESCE got his maiden win at the third time of asking at this distance on January 26th. He’s up in class today but looks to have more improvement in him and can (more…)