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 Best||3, 2|
|Fast Start||1, 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 Best||8, 7|
|Fast Start||4, 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 Best||4, 5|
|Fast Start||3, 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 Best||10, 4|
|Fast Start||1, 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.
|Selections||(11) Yongcheon (6) Insatiable (2) Wish Luck (5) Dia Force|
|Next Best||8, 3|
|Fast Start||4, 6, 8, 10|
Busan Race 6: Class 4 (1600M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million
(1) LINE BREAKER was rapidly promoted in class with back-to-back wins in May and June. He has subsequently seemed to find his level but looks ready to win again following a good runner-up finish over 1400M in a fast time on November 4th. He is nicely weighted here and has every chance from a good draw. (5) WIND WINNER has been a model of consistency across his seven starts so far, only missing the top-four on one occasion. He comes back in trip after a good 2nd place over 1800M at the end of October and he shapes as the main danger to the favourite here. (3) TAPIT WONDERFUL had a hard day at the office when well back over class and distance on November 6th. He comes down slightly in the weights here to a similar mark at which he won under two starts back and he can be given another chance here. (9) HANEUL GANGJA and (2) TRIPLE STORM among others in the placing hunt.
|Selections||(1) Line Breaker (5) Wind Winner (3) Tapit Wonderful (9) Haneul Gangja|
|Next Best||2, 8|
|Fast Start||1, 5, 6, 9|
Busan Race 7: Class 4 (1400M) Handicap / KRW 75 Million
Fillies and mares only here. (1) RAON THE FLASH has only won once but has nine top-four finishes to her name. The win came at this distance in August, and she has followed up with a 3rd and a 2nd, both at this class. She does come up a full 3.5kg in the weights today but she draws very well, she should be on pace and can lead all the way. (7) RADAR comes up in class following two consecutive runner-up finishes over 1400M and 1200M. She comes down in the weights and should be measuring up in this company. (2) CHEONGHO BOSS looks nicely in here following a 2nd and a 4th in her latest two, both at class and distance. She is nicely drawn here to sit on pace or handy and she should be in this a long way. The up in class (4) THUNDER CLOUD, along with (8) ACHIM BIT are others who can enter the placing calculations.
|Selections||(1) Raon The Flash (7) Radar (2) Cheongho Boss (4) Thunder Cloud|
|Next Best||8, 9|
|Fast Start||1, 2, 6, 7|
Busan Race 8: Class 3 (1800M) Allowance / KRW 75 Million
(2) YEOKJEON MYEONGSU’s latest two outings may both have finished in 8th place but had his fair share of bad luck in both and still ran good times. He has the fastest time of any of these over the distance, draws well here and in this company, he can return to winning ways. (1) BOLAVEN also had a poor day in the office last time out in the same race as Yeokjeon Myeongsu on October 14th. Go on his form two starts back when 2nd at class and distance and he also is worth another chance here. (8) TOP ADELE comes up in both class and distance following back-to-back runner-up finishes over a mile. She carries a very light weight and can be competitive here. (4) GREAT DANCE and (6) RAPID GAME are others who can aim to place.
|Selections||(2) Yeokjeon Myeongsu (1) Bolaven (8) Top Adele (4) Great Dance|
|Next Best||6, 3|
|Fast Start||1, 2, 4, 8|
Busan Race 9: Class 4 (1200M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million
A competitive race to conclude with and (4) HALLOWEEN PARTY gets the unenthusiastic nod having beaten a couple of these on his way to 4th place in a fast time at class and distance on November 11th. He carries almost the same weight today but comes into a much better gate and he looks the one to beat. (7) GLORY KING comes back in trip following a good 3rd place over 1400M on October 23rd. He can be on pace or handy here and should be in this a long way. (3) GOBLIN was one of those beaten by Halloween Party last time out, but he has a couple of class and distance 2nd places to his name and shouldn’t be ruled out here. (6) CROWD ONE and (2) BORAMI are among others with designs on at least a place.
|Selections||(4) Halloween Party (7) Glory King (3) Goblin (6) Crowd One|
|Next Best||2, 5|
|Fast Start||1, 5, 7, 8|