Day: December 1, 2022

Busan Friday: Race-By-Race Preview (December 2)

December’s racing kicks off on Friday with a 9-race card at Busan from 1230 to 18:00. Here are the previews:

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

Juvenile maiden fillies in the opener with seven of the twelve racing for the first time. (6) SEVEN QUEEN debuted over 1200M on November 6th and raced fairly for 6th of ten. She should strip fitter for that experience and just about goes on top here. First time starter (5) HARMON was on pace in her trial crossing the line in 3rd place in a good time. She draws well to get forward here and if she can bring similar form to the races, she can go close. (1) THEIA has been through three trials since the summer and has held her form. Th most recent of those was last week when she settled handy and ran on and she should be nice and race-fit first-up. (12) YONGSANG UNGI and (3) DAEHO NARA among others in the frame.

Selections(6) Seven Queen (5) Harmon (1) Theia (12) Yongsang Ungi
Next Best3, 2
Fast Start1, 2, 5, 12

Busan Race 2: Class 5 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 40 Million

Since returning from almost a year out in October, (2) YEOSU TORNADO looks to be figuring things out. He’s run 4th in both his two starts since coming back, both at this trip and both in decent times. He draws nicely here, can settle just behind the early leaders and third-up he can prove too strong. (4) BLUE ICON has shown steady progress across three starts so far, culminating with a 2nd place last time out over 1000M when handy throughout. She comes up in distance for the first time but that shouldn’t be an issue and she can be a danger here. Also up in trip for the first time is (6) NINE FORCE ONE. She has a best of 3rd from her three outings and she too should be close. (5) SEOGYEONG DAERO and (8) DOCTOR KONGDOLI are other placing hopes.

Selections(2) Yeosu Tornado (4) Blue Icon (6) Nine Force One (5) Seogyeong Daero
Next Best8, 7
Fast Start4, 5, 6, 9

Busan Race 3: Class 5 (1200M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million

A competitive race. (7) HIDDEN CHARLIE is probably favourite. She is yet to win in fifteen attempts but has had some near misses including a decent 2nd over this distance two starts back. She comes in having run 5th over 1400M last time out in what was a very close finish and a good time, and today can be her day. (1) USEUNG YEOGEOL is another non-winner but comes up in class after a couple of solid runs at this distance. Her times have been good and under a very light weight, she can measure up here. (10) MARKAB is up in class following a good win at this distance on November 11th when he sat handy and ran on strongly. He has the challenge of a wide draw today but can be competitive. (3) GAMDONG ENERGY and (4) SEOBU QUEEN among others who can enter the calculations.

Selections(7) Hidden Charlie (1) Useung Yeogeol (10) Markab (3) Gamdong Energy
Next Best4, 5
Fast Start3, 5, 6, 11

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

(7) WORLD FLOWER is yet to win in twenty-one attempts but has no fewer than eleven top-five finishes to her name including last time out in an all-filly race over this distance when she settled back and ran on for 2nd. She can do similarly here and will be a big danger late on. (9) SMARTY DOLPUNG comes in off a smart 2nd place over 1400M on November 6th when close to the pace throughout. She comes up 2kg for that but is still nicely weighted and can be on pace and in this a long way. Also on pace should be (6) GOLD ROSE. After a winning debut, she lost her way a little but was a solid 5th last time out and could be coming back into form. (1) HONOR QUEEN and (10) FIRST PARK are among others to consider for the places.

Selections(7) World Flower (9) Smarty Dolpung (6) Gold Rose (1) Honor Queen
Next Best10, 4
Fast Start1, 6, 8, 9

Busan Race 5: Class 5 (1600M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million

It’s time for (11) YONGCHEON to get back in the winner’s circle. He comes in off back-to-back 3rd place finishes, both at this class and distance and with three of today’s rivals down the track behind him on November 11th. He draws wide but his racing style suggests that shouldn’t be too much of a problem and he is the one to beat here. (6) INSATIABLE has struggled a little in two attempts at this class since getting her maiden win three starts back. She comes up in trip today and it could be what she needs to back in form. (2) WISH LUCK led over 1800M last time out before weakening badly in the closing stages. She is a winner at this distance though and can be given another chance today. (5) DIA FORCE and (8) ALPHA HEART are among other sin the minor money frame.