It’s the first of two big weekends for the country’s top juveniles but first of all there is an eleven-race Friday card at Busan from 11:30 to 18:00. Here are the previews:
Race 1: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million
Maiden fillies to kick things off. Plenty come in with encouraging recent form and (9) TNUNDER VEGAS is the slight pick having beaten a few of these on her way to 5th and 4th place finishes in her latest two outings. Expect her to be close to the early pace here and she can go closer once more. (4) MAGIC STEALTH and (8) CHODONG JINJU both come in having recorded 3rd places in their respective latest outings and can match or better that today while (10) HUIMANG SOYEO showed significant improvement when registering a 3rd of her own two weeks ago and can build on that performance here. There are two first-time starters and (6) TOP QUEEN looks a prospect. She went through a trial in May and then again earlier this month, both times looking sharp and can go well first-up.
|Selections||(9) Thunder Vegas (6) Top Queen (4) Magic Stealth (8) Chodong Jinju|
|Next Best||10, 7|
|Fast Start||6, 7, 8, 9|
Race 2: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 60 Million
Small field of nine but a big prize for these juveniles. It’s hard to look past (1) FANTASTIC WINNER. Having won a trial in September, he was just beaten a head on debut over 1000M on October 18th with a couple off his rivals here well back down the track behind him. The additional trip shouldn’t be an issue and he should win. (4) TOP BEST and (2) BURNING STAR ran 3rd and 6th in that race and both can build on those reasonably promising debuts today although the main danger is set to be (5) YEONGSEONG VICTORY. He also ran 2nd on his debut a month ago and looks to have plenty of ability. (8) FUTURE KING best of the rest.
|Selections||(1) Fantastic Winner (5) Yeongseong Victory (4) Top Best (8) Future King|
|Next Best||2, 9|
|Fast Start||1, 5, 8|
Race 3: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 60 Million
More juvenile maidens here with three of the ten racing for the first time. One of those first-timers is the pick. (2) GABO DAY is from the track’s top stable and looked competent trialling up with plenty to spare last month. This looks a sensible distance to debut at and he can win. (3) MASTER KING steps up in trip following a solid 4th place on debut five weeks ago and should be one of the main dangers. (5) MARK STAR finished last on his first try at the beginning of last month and was accordingly sent back to trial. He looked a different animal, romping home in his heat by eight lengths and should be much better today. (6) DONGNIP YEOLGANG and (7) CHEONNYEONUI GIL are others in the frame.
|Selections||(2) Gabo Day (3) Master King (5) Mark Star (7) Cheonnyeonui Gil|
|Next Best||6, 8|
|Fast Start||2, 3, 8|
Race 4: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRWS 24 Million
After a tilt at a mile last time, (2) CHEONNYEONUIHEUIMA drops back to the 1300M over which she ran 2nd, beaten a head, back in August. She’ll come from just off the pace and today could well be her day. (7) YEONGWON DYNAMO stepped up to this trip last start and finished a useful 3rd, which she can build on today, while (12) QUEEN UP was an much improved 2nd in a similar race to this four weeks ago, coming from well off the pace with a strong late run. (1) TOP SKY ran 5th on debut and is bound to get backing given the jockey/trainer combination. (11) WONDERFU EI is another who can go close.
|Selections||(2) Cheonnyeonuiheuima (7) Yeongwon Dynamo (12) Queen Up (1) Top Sky|
|Next Best||11, 3|
|Fast Start||1, 4, 9|
Race 5: Class 4 (1200M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million
It took her fourteen attempts but the manner in which (5) ECHO NILE registered her maiden win three weeks ago, was certainly eye-catching, making all to win by two-lengths over 1300M. She carries an additional 4kg today, but a repeat looks very much on the cards. (12) SPEED FURY returned from eight months off at the end of October to take his record to three wins from four starts. He carries even more weight than Echo Nile but looks a talent and must be considered a danger. (2) BLACK EAGLE WING has been 4th in both starts so far and can improve today while (3) YEONGGWANGUI SAVE and (7) AMAZING TAPIT are others who can at least place.
|Selections||(5) Echo Nile (12) Speed Fury (2) Black Eagle Wing (7) Amazing Tapit|
|Next Best||3, 8|
|Fast Start||5, 6, 7|
Race 6: Class 4 (1200M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million
(4) CURLIN TIME was a promising looking juvenile this time last year but having finished (more…)