The weekend’s racing gets underway at Busan on Friday where there is a big card of 11 races from 11:30 to 18:00. Here are the previews:
Race 1: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 60 Million
A fresh batch of juveniles will debut in the first at Busan on an eleven race card. (4) FIRST MOCCASIN is the on top selection based on her trial. She ran a reasonable time on a dry rated track when fast out of the gates. She has drawn well for her first career start and based on the efforts of her counterparts in their respective trials, she is the one to beat. (2) YEONGGWANGUI EAGLE looks the main danger. The Chapel Royal colt looked to be fully asked for in his trial when running a fair time. He is another that had early speed in his trial and from barrier two Jeong Dong-Cheol may elect to hunt his mount out of the gates and hold the rail in the leading division. (6) SEUGNI QUEEN looks a place chance based on her trial effort. Jo Chang-Wook will ride the Hansen filly for trainer Lee Sang Young. (3) JOYFUL LAND looks best of the rest in a race where the majority of the field ran slow trial times.
Selections (4) First Moccasin (2) Yeonggwangui Eagle (6) Seugni Queen (3) Joyful Land
Next Best 10, 1
Fast Start 2, 4
Race 2: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million
There appears to be plenty of speed engaged in the second on the card where the likely pacemakers are all drawn wide. One of the speedy types engaged is (10) K.B. BOSS. The filly debuted last start when running third behind Halla Biho. She bounced out of the gates on that occasion and went down less that a length when clocking a good time. (8) RAINBOW PARK has placed at his past two starts. At his most reason run he sat on speed before finishing second behind Wonderful Iji. He has had nine starts yielding six top five performances. (11) THUNDER GO is on debut after running a handy qualifying trial when clocking 62.2 seconds for the 1000m She is out of a lightly raced mare Fly Lady who had ten starts from two wins before heading to the breeding barn. (6) KKUMEUL NEOMEO will line up for her second career start. The filly was fair on debut when sitting on speed before letting a couple pass her in the straight and eventually finishing fourth.
Selections (10) K.B. Boss (8) Rainbow Park (11) Thunder Go (6) Kkumeul Neomeo
Next Best 9, 3
Fast Start 7, 8, 10, 12
Race 3: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million
The third race is an intriguing affair with many of the engagements evenly matched. (3) BURNING FLY looks a big chance coming of her debut performance when finishing second. She sat on speed in both her trial and first start. Given she has drawn barrier three she is likely to lead and take some running down. (2) MASTER BELLA has drawn better for her second start. The form lines out of her last start read well. Oasis Girl finished second in the race where she ran third and has since gone on and won a Class 5 event. She is also aided by top jockey You Hyun-Myung being named to ride her. (12) JINJU SARANG was much improved last time out when finishing third in similar company. The Federalist filly ran on strong from the tail and will be helped in this event if they go helter skelter. (8) TOP LUCKY looks a place chance based on her debut run and should be kept safe in your novelties.
Selections (3) Burning Fly (2) Master Bella (12) Jinju Sarang (8) Top Lucky
Next Best 7, 10
Fast Start 3, 7
Race 4: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million
A field of twelve maiden gallopers will line up in the fourth over the 1300m. The improvement from (1) THUNDER KING at his second start was impressive. The colt bounced out of the gates last time out when leading before being ran down by Touch Star Man. His times have been good at both starts and from barrier one the Thunder Moccasin colt looks the one to beat. (6) SMILE WINNER lines up for her sixth start coming off a last start second. The Colors Flying filly will get the polished services of You Hyun-Myung for the first time and is likely to take a sit behind the pacemakers. (5) INDIAN CHUJANG produced a fast sectional last time out to finish third behind Wakanda. Jung Do-Yun will need to stay in touch with the leaders should he want to be a winning chance. (9) THUNDER BAY was disappointing at short odds last time out but he looks to have a Class 6 win in him with time.
Selections (1) Thunder King (6) Smile Winner (5) Indian Chugang (9) Thunder Bay
Next Best 2, 8
Fast Start 1, 6, 9
Race 5: Class 6 (1300M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million
There is limited early speed in the fifth which makes the 1300m event hard to dissect. (4) FASHION KEY ran home strongly last time out over the same distance to finish third behind Touch Star Man. She is lightly weighted with just 52.5kg. She looks to map potentially closer to the leader in this event with limited speed from her rivals combined with a good barrier. It is just her third run so expect improvement from the filly. (3) VERRA DAY can bounce back after a disappointing performance last time out when sent out a short price. The chestnut has a better draw for this assignment and showed plenty two starts back when debuting. (8) PERFECT ANGEL cannot be discounted based on recent efforts. She was well beaten last time out by Echo White but there should be further improvement on that run. (7) TOHAM STRONG was good last time out when third and can run into the minor money.
Selections (4) Fashion Key (3) Verra Day (8) Perfect Angel (7) Toham Strong
Next Best 11, 6
Fast Start 6
Race 6: Class 5 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 40 Million
There’s an abundance of speed engaged in the fifth on the card which should be an honest run race. (4) DAEMANGUI GIL ran out of skin in the Gyeongnam Domin Ilbo Cup when fourth behind Doctor Carson. He should be extremely hard to beat returning to restricted class company. His last win was two starts back in Class 6 company when clocking an impressive time over the
1200m. (3) VIP KING ran home solidly last start when finishing third behind Major Guy. He is a thirty-three start maiden but he has been consistent of late. He seems best suited over this distance. (7) WAKANDA broke maiden status last time out when settling on speed. This is a much tougher affair but his most recent effort was encouraging and he can figure. (2) ALBERT KING is a natural back-marker who reels off fast sectionals. If the first half of the race is run at a blistering speed he will be reeling them in late.
Selections (4) Daemangui Gil (3) Vip King (7) Wakanda (2) Albert King
Next Best 5, 1
Fast Start 1, 4, 5, 6, 11
Race 7: Class 5 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 40 Million
There are several chances in the seventh where a field of twelve line up over the short course. (12) ADELE SPIKE backed up her Class 6 win with a good performance last time out when second to Major Guy over 1300m. She drops back to the 1000m which she won over two starts back. She should ping out of the gates and work forward. Jin Kyum knows the filly well and she should give backers a good sight. (2) CHOEGANG TOUCH has had a good start to her career with a win and two minor placings from three starts. The Hansen filly ran good time for this class last time out and she should be considered a winning chance. (1) BARAMEUI KKUM was disappointing last time out but she can bounce back with a better draw and the drop back to the 1000m. She is another that normally settles in the first half of the field and from an inside draw she will be able to settle in a striking position. (7) DIVINE MUSIC saluted a cricket score odds when getting under the radar of punters on debut. This is much tougher but she’s one win from one start and deserves some respect.
Selections (12) Adele Spike (2) Choegang Touch (1) Barameui Kkum (7) Divine Music
Next Best 10, 6
Fast Start 2, 6, 7, 12
Race 8: Class 4 (1300M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million
There appears to be only a few winning chances in the eighth. (5) JANGSAN BLACK is the on top selection after a good debut performance when second behind Tangent over this distance. He’s an athletic looking individual and the three-year-old’s first win doesn’t seem too far away. He gets an ideal drawn to simulate the tactics employed in his first start. Franco Da Silva going on is a plus as well. (4) SKITTER was racing well in this company before having an ambitious crack at the Gyeongnam Domin Ilbo Cup where she finished a well-beaten tenth. She finished second behind Rocky Sky two starts back over the short course. Whilst she hasn’t been stretched out the 1300m yet she will appreciate this company. (12) RETURN OF SUBSIDY cannot be discounted albeit well beaten last time out. His effort over this distance two starts back was good and if he can clock a similar time in this race it will see him go a long way. (8) MALLI STAR is still looking for his first win after twelve starts but he has shown glimpses of ability. Keep him safe in your wider selections.
Selections (5) Jangsan Black (4) Skitter (12) Return Of Subsidy (8) Malli Star
Next Best 3, 11
Fast Start 3, 8, 12
Race 9: Class 4 (1300M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million
The ninth on the card is a competitive affair with a couple of them coming out of black type races. (11) I’M YOUR FASHION lined up in the Kimhae Mayor’s Cup last time out when struggling against the topline juveniles. Prior to that he started his career in great fashion winning his first two starts. The Old Fashioned colt has plenty of early speed in his legs and should work forward and potentially take up the lead. Franco Da Silva will ride him for the first time and he looks hard to beat. (2) YEONGSEONG HOPE is looking for three in a row. The chestnut has justified his short quotes at his past two starts winning in brilliant fashion. His times have been good and there is no reason why he can’t win again with just the 53.5kg on his back. (5) CENTUM BEONGAE is another looking for three in a row at just his fifth start. The two-year-old is a winner over this distance and is lightly weighted with the featherweight of just 51kg. He will sit in the leading pack. (1) GOLDEN KNIGHT is a Class 4 winner two starts back and ran a reasonable race last start when fourth behind Tangent. The 55.5kg is a query with most of his counterparts carrying significantly less weight.
Selections (11) I’m Your Fashion (2) Yeongseong Hope (5) Centum Beongae (1) Golden Knight
Next Best 7, 4
Fast Start 1, 5, 8, 11
Race 10: Class 3 (1800M) Allowance / KRW 75 Million
Just a field of nine will face the starter in the Class 3 event where there is a lack of in-form horses. (2) QUEEN OFFICER was building a nice record before being sent for a spell back in May. She looks the pacemaker as there appears to be a severe lack of speed engaged. We have to take her with some blind faith given we haven’t seen her for seven months but her trial was good and at her best she can take care of this lot. (6) MR KAISER is the in-form engagement but is a victim of getting too far back in his races. The ten-year-old lines up for this seventy-first start looking for his fifth win. He has been good of late and last start he hit the line like a train. (1) VIVA WORK was a last start winner in Class 4 company. Francois Herholdt will be looking to utilize the inside draw and keep his horse handy to the speed. (9) POWER WINDY has been racing fairly without threatening. This is a weaker assignment so he can run into some money.
Selections (2) Queen Officer (6) Mr Kaiser (1) Viva Work (9) Power Windy
Next Best 8, 4
Fast Start 2
Race 11: Class 2 (1400M) Handicap / KRW 90 Million
The last on the card will see the Class 2 gallopers line up over the seven furlongs. In a tough race to line the gallopers up against each other, (6) KINGSTON HARBOR is the on top selection. He was out of his depth when lining up against Korean Group 1 company in the President’s Cup. The Colors Flying colt has previously shown consistency in this grade running successive placings behind Star Road and Toham Ace. He has won four from ten and there looks further improvement going forward. (11) SEONGSAN SIMON was a Class 3 winner last time out in superb time on a dry track. He’s a proven performer over 1400m and will be interesting to watch as he lines up in stronger company. Japanese import (12) HENNESSY PRIME has begun his career in emphatic style winning three from eight starts. He worked forward from a central draw last time, Franco Da Silva will need to use similar tactics to give his mount its best possible chance. (1) K PLUS WON took some time to fire in the stronger grades but his recent form is hard to knock. He is a natural frontrunner lately and from barrier one he will get every chance to figure albeit a step up in class.
Selections (6) Kingston Harbor (11) Seongsan Simon (12) Hennessy Prime (1) K Plus Won
Next Best 3, 4