Day: October 6, 2022

Busan Friday: Race-By-Race Preview (October 7)

The weekend’s action gets underway at Busan on Friday where there are 8 races from 12:50 to 18:00. Here are the previews:

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

Maiden juvenile fillies here. With six of the nine racing for the first time. Two of the experienced ones have shown well already though and (1) HAMPYEONG SHINE will be the favourite. After running fairly on debut, she ran a smart 2nd at start number two on September 4th, having led for most of the way around. She draws well, should be on pace again and a similar run will take some beating. (7) TAP DREAM was less than a length in arrears in 3rd place in that September 4th race, having run handy throughout. She too improved from her debut and can go close again here. Turning to the first-timers, (5) FLYING DIA went through two September trials, improving significantly in the second of them when on pace and can make a bold showing here. (4) GRAPHENE RAP WORLD ran on pleasingly enough in a decent time in her trial and along with (6) CHARON DAY is another capable of making a good first impression.

Selections(1) Hampyeong Shine (7) Tap Dream (5) Flying Dia (4) Graphene Rap World
Next Best6, 3
Fast Start1, 2, 5, 7

Busan Race 2: Class 6 (1200M) Allowance / KRW 25 Million

Competitive race with two standouts. (4) SPECIAL HERO raced twice without distinction at the start of the year but having then been put away after the second of those in February. She returned looking much better in August and has run 4th and 2nd in two starts since, both at this distance and in decent times. With an apprentice aboard, she carries a light weight and third-up can be peaking fitness-wise. (3) AREUMDAUN INYEON has been well-backed in both starts so far, finishing an improved 3rd in the second of them over 1400M on August 28th. She was on pace throughout and the step back in trip can suit here. Also improving at start number two was (2) NONSTOP SONG. He was an on pace 2nd over this distance on September 4th and from a much better gate, he can be in the finish again. (8) HWANGU FIGHTER and (10) PUNGUN JOHWA are others with placing hopes.

Selections(4) Special Hero (3) Areumdaun Inyeon (2) Nonstop Song (8) Hwangu Fighter
Next Best10, 5
Fast Start2, 5, 6, 10

Busan Race 3: Class 6 (1400M) Allowance / KRW 25 Million

More maidens here. (4) BRAVO HAMYANG will be the warm favourite. Having been sent back to trial after finishing well back over this distance in July, he returned on September 4th to run a strong 2nd over 1300M overcoming gate eleven to get to the pace. He should have come on for that run and has strong claims here. (10) STAR MATTA has four finishes between 3rd and 5th and the fastest time among those who have tackled this trip, achieved on his latest outing on September 16th when handy throughout. The draw is not ideal but nor is it insurmountable, and he can aim for a best finish to date. (5) DUBAI PYEONGJEONG ran on fairly on debut over 1000M on August 21st. He should have improved for the experience and the additional trip may be more suitable. (9) FUSAICHI returns for the first time since MAY and along with (8) DAEJI FLY, is another to consider for the minors.

Selections(4) Bravo Hamyang (10) Star Matta (5) Dubai Pyeongjeong (9) Fusaichi
Next Best8, 1
Fast Start2, 4, 7, 9

Busan Race 4: Class 5 (1400M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million

(8) DOCTOR KONGSUNI remains a maiden having been promoted to this class with a pair of runner-up finishes. She lost her way a little but looks to be back in form with a 5th and a 4th since returning from five months off and could be peaking here under a light weight. The main danger is (4) CHOEGANG FORCE. A winner over this distance ant class 6 level in July he has since finished 2nd and 4th in two attempts at this level. His style is to settle back and run on and so long as he doesn’t leave himself too much to do, he will be coming home strongly. (2) I LOVE HANSEN made all to land his maiden win over 1200M on September 16th. He comes up in class and in trip here but draws well and can measure up. (7) GREAT ONE and (6) CHEONMA HASEO are others who can enter the calculations.