Day: September 29, 2022

Busan Friday: Race-By-Race Preview (September 30)

September concludes with an 8-race Friday card at Busan which runs from 12:50 to 18:00. Here are the previews:

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

Juvenile maidens in the opener with eight of the twelve racing for the first time. As so often though we side with experience and (5) HONOR LORD, who having won a July trial, ran well for 4th on debut in a decent time over this distance on August 28th. He should have come on for the run and won’t need to improve much to win here. (10) TWOTWO FLYING has raced twice already, recording a 5th and a 4th, both on pace and both in good times. She draws a touch wide here but can go close again. As for the first-timers, (2) NICHOLAS G. performed fairly in his trial, stopping the clock in a respectable time and can go well first up here while (4) HANEUL SEUNGNI was an on-pace 2nd in his heat and also looks capable of a bold showing. Returning to experience, (11) YEONSEUNG GO can perhaps improve on her debut showing.

Selections(5) Honor Lord (10) Twotwo Flying (2) Nicholas G. (4) Haneul Seungni
Next Best11, 8
Fast Start4, 5, 6, 10

Busan Race 2: Class 6 (1400M) Allowance / KRW 25 Million

Maiden fillies here and (11) GEUMA SMARTY looks the one to beat. She has raced twice do far, registering a 4th and a 3rd at 1300M and 1400M, the latter in a good time. Her style so far has been to settle back and run on so the draw shouldn’t be a problem and with some natural improvement here, she can win. (10) GLOBAL CATCHER improved significantly to run 2nd at odds in excess of 60/1 over this distance on August 28th. Although she already had a 3rd to her name, this was a much better performance and if she can produce more of the same, she can be in this too. (1) NAREUCAT has put in some respectable efforts at this distance and from a good gate today looks a solid placing chance. (5) WONDERFUL OCEAN and (3) TITAN K among others who can enter the calculations.

Selections(11) Geuma Smarty (10) Global Catcher (1) Nareucat (5) Wonderful Ocean
Next Best3, 4
Fast Start5, 7, 9, 12

Busan Race 3: Class 6 (1200M) Allowance / KRW 25 Million

(1) VICTOR BASIUM will be hot favourite to strike here having returned from ten months out on September 16th to run an on pace 3rd over this distance in a time faster than any of today’s rivals have achieved. He should have benefitted from that run and will take some beating here. (5) UNJU SSAGSSEULI beat three of these on her way to 3rd place over this distance in an all-filly maiden on September 2nd. That was a big improvement from her debut and a similar run will put her in the finish again here. (7) USEUNG YEOGEOL finished 7th in that same race but had previously shown ability with a 4th and a 3rd over this distance. An apprentice keeps her carried weight very low and she could go close here. (6) RELEASE EDITION and (9) URI JOEUNNAL are others who should be in at least the placing frame.

Selections(1) Victor Basium (5) Unju Ssagsseuli (7) Useung Yeogeol (6) Release Edition
Next Best9, 10
Fast Start1, 2, 6, 10

Busan Race 4: Class 5 (1200M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million

(6) CHOICE RUN ran out a comfortable winner having made all at start number two on August 28th, after running 3rd on debut. He comes up in class and in trip here but neither should be an issue and he is favoured to win again. (4) WORLD FLOWER is yet to win in nineteen attempts but has plenty of near-misses, including 2nd and 3rd in her latest two, both in good times over this distance. She likes to settle back and run on and she can pass plenty in the latter stages here. (1) JUMAL BOBAE ran 5th in Busan’s Classic Trial back in the Spring and looks to be coming back into form with a good 2nd place at class and distance last time out. He comes up in the weights but that’s balanced by a nice draw and he can be competitive. (2) BLUE CARSON and (10) SINUI JEONSA are others in the mix.

Selections(6) Choice Run (4) World Flower (1) Jumal Bobae (2) Blue Carson
Next Best10, 7
Fast Start2, 6, 7, 10

Busan Race 5: Class 5 (1800M) Allowance / KRW 40 Million