Day: October 3, 2019

Busan Friday: Race-By-Race Preview (October 4)

The weekend’s racing gets underway at Busan on Friday with 11 races from 11:30 to 18:00. Here are the previews:


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

Juvenile maiden fillies to kick things off with and three of the eight have raced before. Of those three, (7) BEST HAPPY was the best running 3rd of 9 at this distance at odds approaching 70/1 and she’ll be a leading contender here. Of the first-time starters, (1) QUEEN OF THE YEAR won her trial in good fashion two weeks ago and should go well first up while (6) HALLA BIHO ran 2nd in the same heat and she too can begin positively. (8) TRIPLE TIARA is another who caught the eye in her trial, albeit all the way back in June. As ever look for clues from the betting market.

Selections (1) Queen Of The Year (7) Best Happy (6) Halla Biho (8) Triple Tiara
Next Best 2, 4
Fast Start 1, 6, 8

Race 2: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 40 Million

Maidens again although this time all but one of them have raced before. (9) DAEJI JARANG is the only one of them to have finished on the board so far, running 2nd at this distance back in August. He couldn’t follow up on his reappearance on September 6th, but he got a significant bump at the start which did him no favours at all. He can win this. (3) KKEUTPAN CLOSER races for the first time since July and has hinted at ability in the past, while (4) HANBIT TAEYANG hasn’t done much wrong in two starts so far and could well improve here. (1) DAESAN GAPBU and (6) CENTER FORWARD are others with scope to improve.

Selections (9) Daeji Jarang (3) Kkeutpan Closer (4) Hanbit Taeyang (1) Daesan Gapbu
Next Best 6, 5
Fast Start 3, 4, 5, 9

Race 3: Class 4 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 75 Million

The second division of this split maiden. (8) GEUMA CAVALRY ran 2nd on debut on August 4th and the Kim Young-kwan trainee looks set to go one better here. He didn’t begin especially well that day but should have come on for the run and is probably the banker favourite of the day. (2) YES FAIR and (4) TWO TWO LEADS have both offered some evidence of ability, with the latter looking the biggest threat to the favourite here. There are five first time starters. Both (5) SUPER SANTA and (7) SO MUCH GO caught the eye in trials and should go well first-up.

Selections (8) Geuma Cavalry (4) Two Two Leads (7) So Much Go (2) Yes Fair
Next Best 5, 1
Fast Start 2, 5, 7

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

(8) ECTON STEALTH disappointed last time but steps back up to 1300M today and should get the better of this relatively weak field. He’ll settle behind the pace and should be too strong late on. (7) SUPER GREAT showed significant improvement when 2nd over this distance on September 6th. That was his first start for brand new trainer Son Byoung Jig and he can potentially follow up today. (3) WORLD SLAM ran 5th in the same race and should be aiming to get closer here. (2) DALGI and (9) BORYEONG JILJU are both likely to be on pace from the start and both have claims on at least a place.

Selections (8) Ecton Stealth (7) Super Great (3) World Slam (2) Dalgi
Next Best 9, 6
Fast Start 2, 6, 9, 10

Race 5: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million

Nothing enters here in anything resembling form. (5) WONDERFUL HEAT demonstrated some improvement when 6th in his second start back in August. He won’t need to improve too much to be right in this. (10) WILD GUY too has done nothing in his latest two but both races were better than this and he should be much closer here. (4) WONDERFU EI has raced just the once and can build on the midfield finish he achieved. (1) MACH STORM and (6) MAX POWER are others who are capable of beating a few.

Selections (5) Wonderful Heat (10) Wild Guy (4) Wonderfu Ei (6) Max Power
Next Best 1, 2
Fast Start 1, 6, 10

Race 6: Class 5 (1600M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million

(9) TIZBE looks to have a bit of class about her and ran a good 2nd on her first try at this class over 1800M in August. She drops back to a mile today, should be close to the speed from the start and she could go all the way. (3) URANUS J and (10) PEACE RIDER also (more…)