There are eight races at Busan on Friday from 12:00 to 18:00. All betting locations are open as usual. Here are the previews:
Busan Race 1: Class 6 (1200M) Allowance / KRW 40 Million
Three-year-old maidens in the opener, most of them fillies, and it’s hard to look past (1) DIABLO QUEEN. She led on debut on April 1st over this distance, ultimately finishing a good 2nd. She should have come on for the run and can win here. (2) HOLLYWOOD PARTY debuted back in January, running fairly over the 1000M. She too should have improved for that and can be a better prospect this time around. (7) HAENGBOKAN HAMAN is one of two first-time starters here. She went through two trials and improved significantly in the second of them, registering a good time, having settled back and ran on. She will have backers here. (10) TWOTWO ARCH GIRL and (5) SUPER CRACK are others who can place.
|Selections||(1) Diablo Queen (2) Hollywood Party (7) Haengbokan Haman (10) Twotwo Arch Girl|
|Next Best||5, 3|
|Fast Start||1, 2, 6, 8|
Busan Race 2: Class 6 (1400M) Allowance / KRW 25 Million
(6) MAJOR FORCE is yet to finish in the top two, but he has no fewer than ten top-five finishes from his seventeen starts. He was a beaten favourite last time when 4th at class and distance, but he has the fastest time of any of these at 1400M and today could be his day. (5) JIN MARK beat Major Force as the pair finished 2nd and 4th at this distance on April 15th. That continued her run of positive recent form, and she has every chance of going close again today. (1) GALLOP BOY is another long-time maiden who enters with recent form reading well. He beat a couple of today’s rivals on his way to 4th place over 1300M on his latest start on April 1st, and from a much better gate today, can be considered for better. Solitary debut-maker (9) WONDER GOAL trialed up well and along with (8) B J’S TERMS, can be considered for a place.
|Selections||(6) Major Force (5) Jin Mark (1) Gallop Boy (9) Wonder Goal|
|Next Best||8, 4|
|Fast Start||2, 4, 8, 10|
Busan Race 3: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 25 Million
Fillies and mares only here. (3) ARTIE’S GAL has been consistent across her eight starts to date including a solid last start 4th place over 1200M. She draws well to get on the early pace here and she has every chance of making a breakthrough. Following a good trial, (10) YASAENGHWA ran fairly on debut. She should have benefited from that and with some natural improvement, she can challenge here, despite the wide gate. (6) RHIANNON POINT comes in off a good 3rd place on her latest start on April 10th. She will be much shorter than the 100/1 she was sent off at in that race and has every chance of a place again. (8) HWARANG SKY and (5) SEUNGRIUI BULGIL are others in the placing frame.
|Selections||(3) Artie’s Gal (10) Yasaenghwa (6) Rhiannon Point (8) Hwarang Sky|
|Next Best||5, 9|
|Fast Start||3, 4, 6, 8|
Busan Race 4: Class 5 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 60 Million
This is a very competitive race. (6) MONEY BAG is a potential winner, having run a very 2nd at class and distance on March 25th, when he settled handy and ran on. He looks nicely in here and with similar tactics can win today. (12) B.K. NEW MOON doesn’t get the best of the draw but looks similarly ready to win. She got promoted to this class with back-to-back 3rd place finishes and then ran an excellent 3rd over this distance on April 1st. She may need a bit of luck at the start but if she can find a decent position, she has every chance. (10) EUNSEONG YEONGUNG is another who is yet to win but has finished no worse than 5th across his five outings. At his latest, at class and distance on April 1st, he ran a good 2nd when sitting midfield and running on, and he enters the calculations here. (7) WONDERFUL FILE comes up in class following victory at this distance on April 15th. She is nicely weighted and can measure up. (1) SPICE INDIE is another in the hunt.
|Selections||(6) Money Bag (12) B. K. New Moon (10) Eunseong Yeongung (7) Wonderful File|
|Next Best||1, 8|
|Fast Start||2, 9, 10, 12|
Busan Race 5: Class 5 (1600M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million
Another very competitive race. (9) RAON THE FIGHTING was a smart winner at 1400M on March 25th when he sat handy to the speed early, before taking over and winning well. He comes up in both class and distance but should be able to cope with both and can win again here. (2) HWARANG ACE is another up in class and distance following a maiden win at start number four on March 27th. He draws very nicely to get to the front and is another who has every chance of measuring up at this level. (6) HIT THE ROAD already has a 3rd place at class and distance to his name, when he beat a number of today’s rivals. He enters off a good 2nd place over 1400M at his latest start and should be a danger here. (12) TRIPLE STORM and (8) GREAT ONE are others who can place.
|Selections||(9) Raon The Fighting (2) Hwarang Ace (6) Hit The Road (12) Triple Storm|
|Next Best||8, 4|
|Fast Start||1, 2, 6, 9|
Busan Race 6: Class 4 (1200M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million
The banker favourite of the day goes around here in the shape of (10) MILLION BANK. She is yet to finish any worse than 4th in seven career starts and she won well at class and distance in February, beating a few of today’s rivals. At her latest start she was a beaten favourite at 1400M but back to this distance today, she looks hard to go past. (3) HAENAM HAMMER returns to action for the first time since last August. She had shown ability across her six outings before that and comes in having trialed up well. She may need this run but from a good draw, has every chance of going close. (8) ACE KILLER has proven consistent at this distance. He can sit back here and run on for another place. (5) MIRACLE SON and (2) TRAFFIC MARINE are among others who can go well.
|Selections||(10) Million Bank (3) Haenam Hammer (8) Ace Killer (5) Miracle Son|
|Next Best||2, 11|
|Fast Start||3, 5, 10, 12|
Busan Race 7: Class 4 (1400M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million
Fillies and mares only here. Djordje Perovic is aiming to break the record for most wins by a foreign jockey in Korea and he has a chance here on (11) MY DESTINY. She has the fastest time of any of these at the distance, recorded when 3rd at her latest outing on a very wet track on March 18th. The draw is not in her favour here as she likes to be on pace but with a bit of luck at the start, she can be up there and can win. (7) ACHIM BIT has only won once in twenty-six appearances, but she has eleven top-three finishes and is ultra-consistent at this distance. She will settle midfield and can run on into some money. (3) SONHADOR won back-to-back races to get rapidly promoted to this class. She comes back in trip following a creditable enough effort over a mile on March 27th and should be in the mix here. (8) GOOD TANK and (6) QUEEN HARLEY among others to consider.
|Selections||(11) My Destiny (7) Achim Bit (3) Sonhador (8) Good Tank|
|Next Best||6, 10|
|Fast Start||1, 5, 8, 11|
Busan Race 8: Class 3 (1800M) Allowance / KRW 75 Million
(3) WORLD CHANGE has won five of his ten starts and comes in having been a beaten favourite at class and distance on March 25th when he led almost the entire way around, only to ne beaten by Hill More. He had a few of today’s rivals behind him though and will be favourite again to go one better. (9) TUHONUI BANSEOK returned to action on March 18th following six months out and he ran a very good 3rd place at class and distance. He comes up a couple of kilos as a result but should have come on for the run and can be competitive here too. (4) MALIBU BYEOL races for the first time since last November but looked well when trialing up earlier this month. He has placed at this distance at class 2 level and can be taken seriously here. (7) DOCTOR TAKE and (10) RAPID GAME among others in the placing frame.
|Selections||(3) World Change (9) Tuhonui Banseok (4) Malibu Byeol (7) Doctor Take|
|Next Best||10, 11|
|Fast Start||3, 5, 11, 12|