Seoul Saturday: Race-By-Race Preview (April 30)

April concludes with a nine-race card at Seoul from 10:45 to 18:00. The racecourse is open for walk up admission for non-reserved seats. Here are the previews:

Seoul Race 1: Class 6 (1200M) Allowance / KRW 40 Million

Three-year-old maidens in the opener and it’s a good race with plenty looking ready to win. (1) BEST JEONSA has made progress across three starts so far, culminating in 2nd place at 1300M on his latest start on March 26th. He has raced best on pace and has a great draw to get to the front here. (9) MIRACLE DAUGHTER enters off a good 2nd place at this distance on a wet track on March 26th. She too likes to be on pace and can go close again here. (6) OKCHEON CHOEGANG has the fastest time among these who have tackled the distance before, achieved on debut on March 27th when he settled handy and ran on for 4th. He should have come on for the run and can be in the mix here (5) GLOBAL BOBAE has acquitted himself fairly in three outings to date and was a good 3rd on his first try at this distance. He is another likely to be on pace and can be in this a long way. There are two first-time starters and of the par, (2) CHOEGO BLACK looks the most likely to make an immediate impact.

Selections(1) Best Jeonsa (9) Miracle Daughter (6) Okcheon Choegang (5) Global Bobae
Next Best2, 7
Fast Start1, 5, 6, 9

Seoul Race 2: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 40 Million

Three-year-old-maiden fillies here. (1) SOARA DAERO has shown good consistency across her four starts to date with a 2nd and a 3rd at 1200M to her name. She comes up in trip but should be on the early pace from a nice draw and she can win for an in-form stable. (3) WONPYEONG QUEEN was a much-improved 2nd on her latest start on March 27th when for the first time she was ridden handy to the speed. Expect similar today and a repeat of that run would make her a winning chance here. (10) OCHEONBOK came from well off the pace to run 4th on debut over 1200M on March 26th. He should have come on for that run and the slight increase in trip should suit. (2) CITY CHARM and (4) TTEOOREUDA are others in at least the placing frame.

Selections(1) Soara Daero (3) Wonpyeong Queen (10) Ocheonbok (2) City Charm
Next Best4, 7
Fast Start1, 3, 7, 10

Seoul Race 3: Class 6 (1200M) Allowance / KRW 40 Million

Small field here and (3) K N POST is probably the one to beat. She was an improved 2nd on what was start number three for her over this distance on March 27th when she settled right at the back of the field before rattling home well. She should find herself with a little less to do in this small field and can win. (5) HANGANG DOLPUNG ran well for 2nd on debut at this distance on April 2nd. It was a slower time than that of K N Post, but it was on a slow-running track. He should have benefitted for the run and can make progress here. (8) P N S GAMBOL hinted at improvement at his latest outing on April 2nd when a much better 3rd over 1300M. This race is no harder and he can build on that today. (2) FAMILY CAPTAIN and (7) KKANGDORI are others who can enter the calculations

Selections(3) K N Post (5) Hangang Dolpung (8) P N S Gambol (2) Family Captain
Next Best7, 4
Fast Start2, 6, 7, 8

Seoul Race 4: Class 5 (1200M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million

Luigi Riccardi’s stable has been in fine form over the past couple of weeks and they can maintain it with (2) DAESARI. Having made all in a trial, he was a winner on debut over 1200M on March 26th, when he sat handy before running on very well over 1200M. He comes up in class today but slightly down in weight and draws a much better barrier. He has strong claims to preserve his 100% record. (8) REMARKABLE is yet to win but has a solid record of six top-five finishes from nine attempts. She comes in following a good 3rd place at class and distance on April 3rd and under a similarly light weight, can be dangerous here. (12) WILD SOCKS ran 4th in that same race having drawn the same wide gate as today. He has a good finish on him though and if he can get a bit of luck position-wise, he has a chance. (4) MEOTJIN GIROK came from well back to run 2nd at class and distance on March 27th and while he is up slightly in the weights, that’s balanced by a much better gate. (3) DAESE MANSE was a long-shot winner of that April 3rd race, ahead of Remarkable and Wild Socks and warrants a little more respect this time.

Selections(2) Daesari (8) Remarkable (12) Wild Socks (4) Meotjin Girok
Next Best3, 10
Fast Start2, 3, 6, 11

Seoul Race 5: Class 5 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 40 Million

(8) FLY STAR is up in class following a good win at 1200M on March 27th. That was his maiden, but it had been coming after a near miss at the start before. He comes up in class but can measure up and will be expected to be on or close to the pace here. He is set to dispute favourite status with (10) WORLD RACER. He was a good winner on debut at this distance before struggling over 1400M on his reappearance on Boxing Day from gate fourteen. He returned to action on March 12th, again drawing the widest gate, and he came from off the pace for a slashing 4th. The draw is still not good, but it is marginally better, and he can be powering home late again here. (12) YONGAM BOSS is another up in class following a good maiden win at 1300M on March 27th. He draws wide but that is balanced a little by coming down in the weights and he has a chance. (3) ENERGIZER, racing for the first time since last September, looked well in a trial two weeks ago and can put in a decent effort first-up here. (6) CHEONGSAN GASE another in the frame.

Selections(8) Fly Star (10) World Racer (12) Yongam Boss (3) Energizer
Next Best5, 2
Fast Start2, 4, 7, 8

Seoul Race 6: Class 4 (1400M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million

(5) RAON THE TIGER comes up in class following a good win over this distance at class 5 level on March 27th when he broke well, sat handy and then ran on. The class rise is balanced by a drop in the weights, and he has every chance of winning again. (7) MUNHAK TAPIT enters having run 3rd at class and distance on March 26th when he settled right back and then ran on. He carries the same light weight today but draws much better and can go close again. (8) DUSON MEONGGUNG was 4th in that same race, having also gone back and closed strongly. He is yet to win but has been a prolific placer and should be in the mix again. (3) GWANGHAE has raced only twice and there was a five-month gap between them. He acquitted himself fairly though and looks nicely in here to improve. (9) DOLGYEOK APEURO another in the frame.

Selections(5) Raon The Tiger (7) Munhak Tapit (8) Duson Meonggun (3) Gwanghae
Next Best9, 11
Fast Start5, 8, 11, 12

Seoul Race 7: Class 3 (1200M) Handicap / KRW 75 Million

(10) MIGHTY GEE will be hot favourite to score here. A winner at this class and distance two starts back, he then ran 2nd to Victor Moon when favourite, again at class and distance on March 27th, which several of today’s rivals behind him. He does give weight away to all but one of his opponents, but he should have too much. (4) MOST SPEED came home in 4th place in that race, continuing a positive run of form. She has run fair times at the distance and can push the favourite here. (2) QUICKLY SUN comes up in class following and all the way score at this distance on April 2nd. He drops significantly in the weights, and from a good draw, he should be on pace and can be in this a long way. (12) MUNHAK FIRE and (7) MONSTER K are among others who can enter the calculations.

Selections(10) Mighty Gee (4) Most Speed (2) Quickly Sun (12) Munhak Fire
Next Best7, 3
Fast Start2, 3, 7, 12

Seoul Race 8: Class 4 (1700M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million

A winner of two from five and yet to finish outside of the top-five, (12) JANGSAN POISON will take some beating here. He stepped up to this distance on what was his first try at this class on April 3rd and from a handy position, he led for parts of the race, only to go down to 2nd place behind a horse from the same ownership group. He comes up in the weights and draws the widest gate but neither should be an issue and he can win this. (11) VICTORICA has plenty of experience at this level and has a couple of recent fair runs at the distance woo. She is nicely weighted and can be competitive here. (3) MAGIC JOY was one of those beaten by Jangsan Poison in that April 3rd race. He is consistent and can challenge for a place again. So too (10) SISEONJIPJUNG, who was also in that same race, and has run fast times at this distance. (8) STAR BLADE another in at least the placing hunt.

Selections(12) Jangsan Poison (11) Victorica (3) Magic Joy (10) Siseonjipjung
Next Best8, 9
Fast Start8, 9, 11, 12

Seoul Race 9: Class 2 (1800M) Allowance / KRW 90 Million

(4) CHIEF INDY was runner-up in the final leg of last year’s Triple Crown and comes in having run 2nd to Determination in the Listed Sports Chosun over 2000M on March 20th. In between those races, he won over this distance at 1800M. His only finish outside the top-four came in the Korean Derby and he will be hotly fancied to return to winning ways today. (5) DAEHAN JILJU came home in 5th place in the Sports Chosun. That was a tough ask first-up as his previous run was on Christmas Day when he made all to win at this class and distance. He should have come on for that Run and will be a danger here. (6) GAROSUGIL returned from six months off to run a good 2nd place at this distance at class 3 level on March 12th. He accordingly takes his chance up in class today and can measure up, despite not being favourite by the set weight scale. (9) HEUNGROK DAEBU and (1) MENI SPEED are others to look out for in a very good finale.

Selections(4) Chief Indy (5) Daehan Jilju (6) Garosugil (9) Heungrok Daebu
Next Best1, 10
Fast Start5, 6, 9, 12