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 appreciated being sent forward last time out so don’t be surprised to see her ridden aggressively out of the gates. (2) CUTIE BARBIE is starting to show some improvement and is a chance of finishing in the top three. (4) FIRST THUNDER is yet to place but looks the best of the rest.
|Selections||(6) Dallyeora Sokbo (8) Super Victor (2) Cutie Barbie (4) First Thunder|
|Next Best||7, 3|
|Fast Start||5, 8, 9|
Race 6: Class 4 (1700M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million
The sixth has a small field of eight to line up but they look a progressive bunch of Class 4 gallopers. Moon Se-Young possesses the best strike rate in Seoul, and he can maintain it here with a handy colt named (8) RAYMOND. He will carry equal top weight but his performances of late have been brilliant. He has won with 57kg before albeit in weaker company, but it is an important statistic to consider going into the race. The other equal top weight is (1) WONDERFUL EVIL who comes off a second behind Eorin Wangja. The three-year-old wasn’t quite up to the elite youngsters after finishing well back in the Derby but has proven himself over a middle distance. (4) RAON DOLPUNG is still a maiden after twenty-two starts but continues to rack up the prizemoney. He has placed on numerous occasions over the 1700m and looks one to include in the wider selections. (3) LIVINGSTONE enters Class 4 company after a victory last time out. This will be tougher, but the son of Magician has been consistent to date.
|Selections||(8) Raymond (1) Wonderful Evil (4) Raon Dolpung (3) Livingstone|
|Next Best||2, 7|
|Fast Start||3, 5, 8|
Race 7: Class 5 (1200M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million
The seventh on the card has a lack of depth engaged with the best chances drawn towards the inside. (3) GABO PULL QUEENlooks the likely short-priced favourite as she is yet to finish worse than third from her three starts including a win. Park Eul-Woon was aboard last time when she finished second behind Miss Gella. The chestnut looks to get a perfect run on-speed from barrier three. (4) CAMP TOUCH ran a good sectional last time out when coming from well back on the turn to finish fourth behind Geumseong Yeowang. This is her second preparation and she looks one that can finish in the money at her thirteenth start. (2) NEUL PUREUN CAT won on debut and has only been fair since. Whilst his form is mediocre at best, he does appear a place chance with a lack of depth engaged. (1) DADABI looks the best of the rest.
|Selections||(3) Gabo Pull Queen (4) Camp Touch (2) Neul Pureun Cat (1) Dadabi|
|Next Best||5, 6|
|Fast Start||2, 3|
Race 8: Class 4 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 60 Million
Nine Korean-bred gallopers will line up in the eighth on the card. (5) BARAMEUL GEURIDA is proving to be a handy horse for connections after winning two from eight starts including four places. The Blue Pin colt led throughout last time defeating Endurance. Expect Moon Se-Young to work forward on the galloper early on and prove hard to run down. (8) I.B.S QUEEN is another that’s performed well early on in the career. The grey sat in the leading division last time out when second behind Best Star. She looks nicely weighted and an each-way chance in the nine-horse field. (1) DELTA K has won just the two races from twenty-five starts but looks a place chance. He placed at an each-way price last time out and has drawn favourably. (7) HENNESSY DANCER has been collecting a cheque of late and looks the best of the rest.
|Selections||(5) Barameul Geurida (8) I.B.S. Queen (1) Delta K (7) Hennessy Dancer|
|Next Best||2, 4|
|Fast Start||5, 6, 8|
Race 9: Class 4 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 60 Million
A field of eight imports will go over the 1300m in the ninth on the card. There look to be a few chances engaged with one of them being (5) FIGHTING LANGFUHR who resumes since being off the scene since January. The three-year-old finished second last time out behind Benedict over the 1300m. He should be an each-way chance with several chances engaged. (6) FLORIDA POWER saluted at big odds last time out when rebounding from a disappointing debut performance. Leading rider Kim Yong-Geun will have his first ride on the filly who will have to carry an additional three kilograms this time out. (3) P N S JEFF ran a better race last start when third behind Florida Power who he will line up against once again. Apprentice Kim Deok Hyeon has a brilliant strike rate and he will be legged aboard the Zebedee gelding. (1) FINAL CANGINO has been sent out fancied at his first two starts but is yet to impress. Look for improvement.
|Selections||(5) Fighting Langfuhr (6) Florida Power (3) P N S Jeff (1) Final Cangino|
|Next Best||2, 4|
|Fast Start||3, 5, 8|
Race 10: Class 2 (1400M) Handicap / KRW 90 Million
A compact but wide-open affair will see us out on Saturday. One horse representing some value is (4) CRAZY WIKI who is promoted to Class 2 company after finishing second last time out over the 1200m. The chestnut will appreciate the drop in weight and looks to position midfield. He has the ability to run a good sectional so look for him lengthening at the top of the straight. (8) HAE HU was a good winner last time out in Class Three company. He led throughout on that occasion and should sit in the leading division in this event. (1) OKAY QUEEN cannot be discounted as she saluted in this class last start. She will have to carry 4kg more but her class will get her a long way with a good draw. (6) HWA GI was disappointing last time out when last after being sent out second favourite by punters. The Big Brown filly has shown enough to give her another chance. Moon Se Young has been aboard her once for one win and will partner her again.
|Selections||(4) Crazy Wiki (8) Hae Hu (1) Okay Queen (6) Hwa Gi|
|Next Best||3, 5|
|Fast Start||1, 6, 8|