Seoul Saturday: Race-By-Race Preview (November 19)

Saturday’s racing is at Seoul with 10 races from 10:45 to 18:00. Here are the previews:

Seoul Race 1: Class 6 (1200M) Allowance / KRW 60 Million

Juvenile maidens in the opener and (4) G MOTION will be one of the banker favourites of the day. Having run 3rd on debut at 1000M, he stepped up to this trip for his second start on October 16th and duly ran 2nd in a good time, sitting handy and finishing well. He shouldn’t need to improve much, if at all, on that run to win here. (5) TAURUS QUEEN looked promising when 2nd on debut over 1000M on October 16th. That was in filly only company, but the time was fast and they way she finished off suggests that the additional furlong today should suit. (1) CHROMITE too finished off well for 3rd on both his previous starts over 1000M. He draws nicely here and should go close again. (3) ARGO RICH and (10) MONEY JANGGUN among others with the potential to improve.

Selections(4) G Motion (5) Taurus Queen (1) Chromite (3) Argo Rich
Next Best10, 2
Fast Start1, 4, 5, 7

Seoul Race 2: Class 6 (1200M) Allowance / KRW 40 Million

More juvenile maidens. (4) ULTRA GALAXY beat three of these on his way to a good 3rd place at this distance on October 22nd. That was his third start and his best finish to date. Expect him to settle midfield again and run on and he can come out on top here. (10) MORNING PRINCE has two 3rd places from three starts so far including last time out on October 9th when running on in a good time. The wide draw shouldn’t be an inconvenience, and he can be in the mix again. (5) EFFEL TAP improved to 3rd when tried at this distance for the first time on October 23rd. He should have derived benefit from the run, Moon Se-young stays aboard, and he has claims here. (9) POWERFUL SOCKS ran 4th behind Ultra Galaxy on October 22nd and while he gets a less favourable draw this time, the margin wasn’t big and it’s not impossible he could overturn that form. (3) BAEKDU BOY another in the frame.

Selections(4) Ultra Galaxy (10) Morning Prince (5) Effel Tap (9) Powerful Socks
Next Best3, 7
Fast Start2, 3, 6, 7

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

A regular maiden here and (4) SECRET KING should have too much. He comes in off a 2nd, 4th, and a 3rd from his latest three, all at this distance and all in good times. He draws very nicely to be on pace or handy and he will be hot favourite to prove too strong. (11) SSANG OK RU wasn’t ready when debuting in January, but he returned to action looking a much better individual when 3rd at this distance on October 23rd, leading for much of the way around. He should have benefited for that run and while the draw is wide, he can be a danger late on here. (2) ARCH MEMORY was 6th behind Secret King in her last outing on October 15th. That continued a consistent run of form, and a similar effort should see her in the frame here. (5) TOGETHER WAY and (7) PURPLE STORM the other logical placing chances.

Selections(4) Secret King (11) Ssang Ok Ru (2) Arch Memory (5) Together Way
Next Best7, 10
Fast Start4, 6, 9, 11

Seoul Race 4: Class 5 (1300M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million

(10) HWARANG TODAY was a winner two starts back over 1200M at class 6 level before running 2nd at the same trip on his first try at this level on October 30th. He comes up 2kg in the weights but Moon Se-young climbs aboard and the wide draw shouldn’t be a problem. He has every chance here. The main danger is (1) SURE WIN. Despite the name he has one just one of five starts so far but was a solid 3rd on his first try at this class over 1400M on October 23rd. He carries a very light weight again and from the inside gate, should be looking to get on pace right from the very start. (11) SPO BLADE comes up in class having won well from the front over 1200M on October 22nd. This is harder and the draw is not ideal but don’t rule out a bod showing. (4) GRAY THOR and (8) SAENAE HWANGJE among others firmly in the hunt in a competitive race.

Selections(10) Hwarang Today (1) Sure Win (11) Spo Blade (4) Gray Thor
Next Best8, 12
Fast Start1, 4, 6, 9

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

It’s about time that (9) WONPYEONG TOWN won a race. He comes in off three consecutive 2nd place finishes, most recently at this class over 1300M on October 22nd. His racing style has been to run on pace, and he can be expected to get forward here again. Despite the step up in trip, this could be his day. (2) SPECIAL STORY has won, albeit just once in twenty-three attempts, but her recent body of work has been good with a 3rd and a 2nd from her latest two, both at this class and distance and both in good times. She draws beautifully here to be on pace or handy and has every chance. (8) ALL FOR YOUR DREAM is up in class following an all the way score over this distance on October 16th. He won’t get quite as easy a run to the front this time, but he can measure up in this company. (3) NOW NURI is up in class but down in weight and the additional weight may suit and along with (1) CUPID KOREA is another in the minor money frame.

Selections(9) Wonpyeong Town (2) Special Story (8) All For Your Dream (3) Now Nuri
Next Best1, 7
Fast Start2, 4, 9, 11

Seoul Race 6: Class 3 (1600M) Handicap / KRW 75 Million

(9) WOW WOW was 5th in the Korean Derby from a horrible draw and subsequently won well at class 4 level over 1700M. His two starts at this class have seen him come home 2nd, both over 1800M and while he is u pin the weights here and gate nine at a mile qualifies as another “horrible draw”, his quality could see him through. (2) WONDERFUL KITTY has the weight and the gate in her favour. She comes in off 3rd place behind Wish Me’s track record breaking effort over 1400M in the Jeju Governor’s Cup when she was working home very well. She comes up to this trip for the first time and with Moon Se-young engaged today, she may well start as favourite.  (7) BEOLMAL DAEJANG has just lost his way slightly in his latest two. He comes down a little bi in the weights today and the mile may be something different for him so he can be worth a chance at an each-way price. (5) CUPID WONDER is up in class but is the likely early leader and has claims. (6) TOP SEED another firmly in the calculations.

Selections(9) Wow Wow (2) Wonderful Kitty (7) Beolmal Daejang (5) Cupid Wonder
Next Best6, 3
Fast Start4, 5, 6, 10

Seoul Race 7: Class 2 (1600M) Allowance / KRW 90 Million

(4) RAON BEAT was a winner at this distance at class 3 level two starts back, leasing all the way and carrying even more weight than he does today. On his first try at this level he ran 3rd over 1800M and from a nice draw today, he can get on pace and win again. (7) JANGSAN FOREVER returned from ten months out to run a solid 4th over 1200M on October 15th. That should serve as a good pipe-opener and the winner of four from nine before the long layoff can be a winning threat here.  (3) MONSTER K comes up in class following a front-running win over 1400M in a quick time in September. Today’s set weights do him no favours, but he draws well and has claims again. (10) GLOBAL SOCKS and (8) LUISA, who raced one another over 1400M on October 1st, with Luisa coming off best in 2nd place, are among others with claims in a race of many chances.

Selections(4) Raon Beat (7) Jangsan Forever (3) Monster K (10) Global Socks
Next Best8, 2
Fast Start2, 3, 4, 6

Seoul Race 8: Class 5 (1200M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million

Fillies only here. (9) MACH STAR comes up in class having won over this distance at start number two on October 23rd when she sat handy throughout and then ran on. On debut she had overcome an even wider draw than she gets her to run a solid 3rd and with the benefit of an apprentice claim, she can sit back and be dangerous late on here. (3) HAENGBOKAN MUNMAK made all to get her maiden win on her third outing on October 15th. That was at 1000M so she come sup in trip for the first time, but she draws well and with some natural improvement can be competitive again. (4) HUIMANG GADEUK is yet to win but comes up in class following back-to-back 2nd places over this distance in good times. She too draws well to get on pace and can be in this a long way. (8) TAKE MUSIC and (11) BEST FALCON among others to consider.

Selections(9) Mach Star (3) Haengbokan Munmak (4) Huimang Gadeuk (8) Take Music
Next Best11, 1
Fast Start3, 5, 8, 11

Seoul Race 9: Class 4 (1700M) Allowance / KRW 60 Million

(5) MIGHTY GOOD has a solid record at this class and comes up in trip after a good 2nd place over 1400M on October 16th. He came from well back in the field as has been his pattern in his latest three outings, but having drawn a touch better today, could be further forward and the two-turns may well suit. (7) CHALLAN HANNAL has performed fairly at class and distance and came from the very rear of the field to make up excellent ground in the final furlong over a mile last time out. He can go close here. (12) MUSTANG POWER comes up in class following a good win over 1400M last time out. He is done no favours by the gate or the weight scale, but he has won at 1700M in the past and can measure up here. (1) P N S GAMBOL, another who has won at the distance, and (8) MAGIC JOY among others in at least the placing frame.

Selections(5) Mighty Good (7) Challan Hannal (12) Mustang Power (1) P N S Gambol
Next Best8, 3
Fast Start1, 5, 10, 12

Seoul Race 10: Class 4 (1200M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million

There’s plenty to like about (5) TIZ SUCCESS, who comes up in class having won two of four starts so far and finished runner-up in the other two. Her la test effort saw her lead all the way and run out a comfortable winner over this distance on October 9th and while this is her sternest test yet, she comes down in the weights, draws a good gate, and can win again. (2) STRONG VULTURE enters in good form with a 3rd and a 2nd from his latest two, both at class and distance. He remains well in at the weights and can go close again here. (8) COLJOY mixes his form but when he gets a good start, he is competitive as he was when making all to win at this class over 1300M in a fast time in September. He carries plenty of weight but don’t rule him out. (4) DAESAN TEUKGEUP and (7) GRACE QUEEN among other placing chances.

Selections(5) Tiz Success (2) Strong Vulture (8) Coljoy (4) Daesan Teukgeup
Next Best7, 12
Fast Start5, 6, 9, 10