Racing returns to Seoul on Saturday with 11 races from 10:45 to 18:00. Here are the previews:
Race 1: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million
(10) HOPE KINGDOM has a best of 2nd which came at this distance in February. He comes in having run 5th in a much stiffer contest than this last time and will take some beating here. (6) FLOWER ROAD has improved across three starts so far and has scope for more development while (9) CHEONGDAM JEPAE has been knocking on the door for some time now and shouldn’t be far away. (2) CHOEGANG DIA and (4) HAWK ARIRANG are others who can improve.
|Selections||(10) Hope Kingdom (6) Flower Road (9) Cheongdam Jepae (2) Choegang Dia|
|Next Best||4, 3|
|Fast Start||2, 6, 9, 12|
Race 2: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 40 Million
After a strong of 4th place finishes, (2) NEW PARADIGM improved to 2nd last start in an all-filly race at this distance. She’s nicely drawn to get on pace here and could well lead all the way. She’ll be joined at the front by (1) SEMYEONG STORM, who ran a close at hand 4th on what was just his second outing three weeks ago and he looks primed for more improvement here, as does (9) CHEONJI POKPUNG, who has come close in each of his three latest efforts. (3) PRIVATE MAN and (6) BEST SINHWA are others in at least the placing hunt.
|Selections||(2) New Paradigm (1) Semyeong Storm (9) Cheonji Pokpung (3) Private Man|
|Next Best||6, 4|
|Fast Start||1, 2, 6|
Race 3: Class 5 (1700M) Allowance / KRW 40 Million
After two 3rd place finishes, (4) SIMJANGUI GODONG got his maiden win at the third time of asking, scoring by a length over 1300M on March 24th. He’s up in class and distance today but neither should be a problem and he can make it two in a row. It took (2) NANGMAN STAR twenty-six attempts to get his first win, which he final did last start. It was at this class and distance and while he carries an extra couple if kilos today, a repeat is not impossible. (10) FLYING JOY comes in with recent form reading well and should go close while (1) GALAXY PEACE, another up in class and distance after a maiden win, and (11) BULHUUI MYOENGGOG, are others in the hunt.
|Selections||(4) Simjangui Godong (2) Nangman Star (10) Flying Joy (1) Galaxy Peace|
|Next Best||11, 3|
|Fast Start||4, 10|
Race 4: Class 5 (1300M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million
(8) BLACK PARTY registered her maiden win at the fourth attempt with a front-running performance over 1300M a month ago. She’s up in class here but the stable is in form and a repeat looks on the cards here. (3) LUMINESCE was just beaten out by a nose at this distance in February before running 5th on his latest effort. He can come from just off the pace here and should be a threat. (2) TRI THUNDER usually runs into one or two too quick but can hold her own at this level while (1) CHOM NIA and (4) BOLD NINER are placing chances too.
|Selections||(8) Black Party (3) Luminesce (4) Bold Niner (2) Tri Thunder|
|Next Best||1, 5|
|Fast Start||6, 7, 8|
Race 5: Class 4 (1300M) Handicap / KRW 75 Million
Fillies and mares only. Four of these raced each other at class and distance on March 17th and it was (2) YORI JORI who finished the best of the in 2nd place, albeit twelve-lengths behind a strong winner. She was almost 40/1 that day but will warrant more respect today. That said, (6) EMORY SOCKS has a decent shout at overturning that form. He should be looking to get to the front early here and if he can do that, he can win. (1) SOULY MAJESTIC was an also-ran that day but has potential to improve. Among those that didn’t go in that race, (8) JOUNIGA and (9) SEOUL QUEEN look to be the best.
|Selections||(6) Emory Socks (8) Jouniga (2) Yori Jori (1) Souly Majestic|
|Next Best||9, 4|
|Fast Start||5, 6, 11, 12|
Race 6: Class 4 (1300M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million
(3) NIMUI HYANGGI has won two of his latest three to be rapidly promoted to this level. He made all both times and while this is a stiffer task, he could well be equal to it. It’s a (more…)