Day: July 12, 2019

Seoul Saturday: Race-By-Race Preview (July 13)

Saturday sees a 10-race afternoon and evening card at Seoul running from 14:50 to 21:00.  Here are the previews:


Race 1: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million

A competitive Class 6 event will kick us off on Saturday over the five furlongs. (6) JEONGSANG STAR looks one of the main chances after finishing second behind Prime Queen last time out only beaten 1.5L. The three-year-old sat behind the pacemakers and hit the line well. This looks no harder and she should get every chance with not too much speed drawn inside of her. (5) AN MOK HANG has had just the two career starts to date. The Exploit filly was one paced last time out when beaten four lengths behind Wind River. (2) DALLINEUN ACE is the most experienced galloper in the field with eleven starts under his belt. He will get the services of Kim Yong-Geun for the first time and is coming off successive placed performances. (8) GYEONGGUKJIMA finished second behind Geom Hyang last time out and can figure again.

Selections (6) Jeongsang Star (5) An Mok Hang (2) Dallineun Ace (8) Gyeonggukjima

Race 2: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million

There only appears to be a handful of chances in the second. (4) EAGLE EYE looks hard to beat coming off a last start second behind Hush Daebo. Leading rider Kim Yong-Geun will partner the Thunder Moccasin filly once again and from barrier four she will take some beating. Expect her to settle in the first four. (10) MANA HANA showed a good turn of foot last time out to finish fourth behind Simon Queen. The three-year-old will have the claim of Jo Sang-Beom. Kim Deok-Hyeon will partner (6) MACH THUNDER for the first time. The colt was slightly disappointing last time out when fading in the run home, but the run prior was good. The apprentice’s claim will assist. (9) SPADE MASHIE has burnt punters a few times, but he looks one that will pick up a maiden win eventually.

Selections (4) Eagle Eye (10) Mana Hana (6) Mach Thunder (9) Spade Mashie
Next Best 8, 1
Fast Start 1, 6

Race 3: Class 5 (1300M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million

The third on the card has limited speed engaged in the field of nine. (1) ACHIEVE has begun her career in superb style, winning on debut and following it up with a placed performance last start behind Super Yeowang. Moon Se-Young was aboard for the maiden victory and will reunite with the four-year-old once again. From barrier one she will jump and run and prove hard to beat. (9) QUEEN OF CAMP has had nine starts for five top three finishes. Lim Gi Won was aboard the three-year-old last time out when second behind Young Storm. The filly is still looking for her first win but should be respected in this event. (7) DANGDAE JILJU has placed in similar company. Lee Dong Ha will pilot the Winchester filly after finishing in the money last time out. The 1300m will suit her but she is likely to settle midfield from the gate. (2) FEDERAL CAT has raced well early on in his career finishing in the top three on three occasions from five starts. He is likely to be ran off his feet early, but he will hit the line strong.

Selections (1) Achieve (9) Queen Of Camp (7) Dangdae Jilju (2) Federal Cat
Next Best 4, 6
Fast Start 1, 6

Race 4: Class 4 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 60 Million

A field on nine inexperienced imports will take to the track in the fourth with four of them having their first start in a race. (9) KINGS STEP ran the arms off the clock last time out when running the 1000m in one-minute flat on a good track. The Australian bred has been elevated up the weight scale but should be hard to beat on his recent performance. He looks a short course specialist. (7) AMERICAN FORCE ONE will have his third start in this event. Moon Se-Young will be legged aboard the two-year-old for the first time. The Gemologist colt hit the line strong last time out when it was all over. (4) GEUMJAYU debuts for trainer Park Byeong-Il and will be ridden by Antonio Da Silva. The filly’s trial appeared the best of the debutants engaged. (3) JEONGSAN SMART ran a respectable trial and should be kept safe in any exotic bets.

Selections (9) Kings Step (7) American Force One (4) Geumjayu (3) Jeongsang Smart
Next Best 1, 5
Fast Start 4, 5, 9

Race 5: Class 6 (1700M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million

Nine maiden gallopers will line up over the 1700m in the fifth on the card. (6) DALLYEORA SOKBO looks the one to beat coming off successive placed performances including a second over the 1700m last time out. The One Cool Cat only finished three quarters of a length away from Jungdong Dokju which reads well for this race. (8) SUPER VICTORY was a notable improver last time out when third behind Prima Nike. The filly will step up to the 1700m for the first time. Lee Dong-Ha thought she (more…)

Busan Friday: Race-By-Race Preview (July 12)

The weekend’s racing gets underway at Busan on Friday with 9 races from 14:30 to 21:00. Here are the previews:


Race 1: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 60 Million

The first race to get us underway has a field of ten two-year-olds with eight of them having their first start in a race. It seems hard to go past the runners with experience here and (8) TWO TWO FAIRY looks the one to beat coming off a good performance when fourth behind Top Ace. The Hansen filly was beaten less than two lengths when having her first start and should take improvement from the run. (3) YEONGGWANGUI TIME comes out of the same race when finishing sixth. The filly should be able to get an economic run from barrier three with Choi Si-Dae taking the reins. (6) DOCTOR CARSON was good in his trial when running 1.03.2. Whilst not the fastest time on a wet track he was not fully extended by Jin Kyum. (5) WONDERFUL FLASH is another that trailed well and can figure with the right run.

Selections (8) Two Two Fairy (3) Yeonggwangui Time (6) Doctor Carson (5) Wonderful Flash
Next Best 7, 9
Fast Start 3, 6

Race 2: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million

A compact field of eight will line up over the 1300m in the second. (3) MERCI CHERIE brings the strongest form into a race that lacks depth. The Colors Flying colt finished second last time out in similar company when running on well from a midfield position. If he can sit in the first half, he should take some beating. (7) THUNDER BAY is still early in his career and showed improvement last time out. He ran on well last time out and he will get longer to wind up as he steps up to the 1300m for the first time. (2) BICHUI HOWI drops back from the mile where she placed last time out. That was her first top three finish from seven starts. (4) ANGEL KING STAR will have his second career start after finishing fifth on debut. He is another that can improve.

Selections (3) Merci Cherie (7) Thunder Bay (2) Bichui Howi (4) Angel King Star
Next Best 5, 1
Fast Start 1

Race 3: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million

A field of eight lines up in the third once again over the 1300m. (5) PARADISE KING was promising on debut when finishing third behind Spice Rock. The three-year-old placed third in a blanket finish last time out when beaten less than two lengths. Top rider Choi Si-Dae will partner the chestnut once again. (8) MENI QUEEN was good in a recent trial when winning the event over 1000m. She coasted through the line in the event when running a fair time. (2) DARUI BADA ran on well last time out over the 1000m and will appreciate the step up to the 1300m. (3) PARTY WINNER drops back from the mile to line up in this event. The four-year-old has finished in the top five on four occasions from six starts.

Selections (5) Paradise King (8) Meni Queen (2) Darui Bada (3) Party Winner
Next Best 1, 6
Fast Start 1, 5, 8

Race 4: Class 5 (1600M) Allowance / KRW 40 Million

The fourth on the card is by far the hardest race on the card to assess. With Seo Seung-Un suspended You Hyun-Myung has picked up a handy ride on (4) YEONGGWANGUI CHEER. The three-year-old has been racing well of late and backed up his maiden win with a runner-up performance in Class 5 company last time out. He has to carry the 57kg but he looks one of the main chances in a wide open race. (5) ROSE BULLET is another that backed up his maiden with a good performance when second behind Karin. Iaonnis Polluis will pilot the three-year-old from gate five which will suit his racing pattern. (7) PEACE RIDER placed last time out when third behind Daeho Jilju. He is yet to break maiden status but looks an each-way chance. (10) BAENGNICHONG was racing well before a break in weaker grade. The four-year-old has had a trial coming into this preparation.

Selections (4) Yeonggwangui Cheer (5) Rose Bullet (7) Peace Rider (10) Baengnichong
Next Best 6, 8
Fast Start 4, 5, 10

Race 5: Class 5 (1200M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million

The fifth on the card has several chances with a field of eleven to line up over the six furlongs. (7) ULSAN JANGGUN has been thereabouts in this company at his past few starts and comes off a good performance behind Vega Thunder last time out. You Hyun-Myung will ride the three-year-old who should be an each-way price. (1) NAEGA SAEGANGJA goes into this race after trialing mid-June. The Hansen gelding won a Class 6 event last time out in good fashion and has never finished worse than fourth. (11) BAEJJANG saluted in similar company last time out and as a result has been elevated in the weight scale. He is every chance of winning again but the outside draw may prove problematic. (6) NEW JACK SWING retains the services of Choi Si-Dae after finishing fourth last time out. He looks a place chance at best. (more…)