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Korea race comments January 23
Korea Racing Authority
22/01/2015

Korea Race Comments – Friday January 23, 2015

 

Busan Race 4: Domestic Class 5 / 1400M / Weight for Age / KRW 27 Million / 12:25 (SIN)

 

(8) MR. KELLY has a 4th and a 3rd from two starts so far and can get his maiden victory today. He’s not alone though. (5) WILD ROSE has been progressing in each of her three starts so far culminating in 3rd over this distance in a similar race on Boxing Day while (2) FLASH CARD, from the Kim Young Kwon stable, is also to be considered having recorded her best finish from seven career starts when running 2nd last time out, two lengths behind a decent winner. (3) FOR MY SIS was a slightly disappointing 5th a month ago when better was expected but can show improvement today.

 

Selections: (8) Mr. Kelly (5) Wild Rose (2) Flash Card (3) For My Sis

 

Busan Race 5: Domestic Class 4 / 1300M / Allowance / KRW 40.6 Million / 13:15 (SIN)

 

(4) CHOEGANG FIGHTER is up in class following consecutive 2nd place finishes but looks faster than the others and is ready to win. (3) WORLD WIN was 2nd at class and distance last month and should be aiming for a repeat at minimum. In that same race, (5) MARINE ONE returned from a long lay-off and was an encouraging, if well beaten 5th and should have come on for the run. (6) FANTASTIC PARK is inconsistent and perhaps not fast enough to win but can get a minor placing while against such a field, (1) JIGEUMBUTEO can’t be ruled out.

 

Selections: (4) Choegang Fighter (3) World Win (5) Marine One (6) Fantastic Park

 

Busan Race 6: Domestic Class 4 / 1400M / Allowance / KRW 40.6 Million / 14:05 (SIN)

 

(2) MACHU PICCHU was very disappointing last time, his first try at this class, finishing only 4th of 8 when sent off at odds-on over 1300M. Although he is up in distance again today, he is to be given another chance. (1) HIMALAYA JEONGBOK also struggled on his class 4 debut, leading until the final furlong before disappearing without trace. He’s dropped back a half furlong today and should go closer. (4) DONGNAM YEOJE is another who should appreciate being dropped back although the weight is a slight concern. Carrying the least weight meanwhile is (6) FOREST NEWS. With the exception of her win, she’s shown little to date but was only two lengths off 2nd last time.

 

Selections: (2) Machu Picchu (1) Himalaya Jeongbok (4) Dongnam Yeoje (6) Forest News

 

Busan Race 7: Domestic Class 4 / 1600M / Allowance / KRW 40.6 Million / 14:55 (SIN)

 

(5) HAPPY SOUND closed well to get his maiden win just over a month ago and although he’s up in class and distance today, he has solid claims for a repeat. (6) GANGSAN JEIL is very experienced and despite never having won in 21 starts, has come close recently but keeps on running into a few too quick. This could be his day. Neither (3) LEGEND WINNER nor (4) SUSEONG GANGJA found things comfortable on their first tries at this level although both can be given another chance today.

 

Selections: (5) Happy Sound (6) Gangsan Jeil (3) Legend Winner (4) Suseong Gangja

 

Busan Race 8: Foreign Class 3 / 1200M / Allowance / KRW 57.5 Million / 15:45 (SIN)

 

(7) DIFFERENT DIMENSION will be strongly favored to maintain his 100% record despite stepping up in class for the first time. He was a 7-length winner three weeks ago over this distance and looks to have plenty more in him. (9) BINNANEUN SUNGAN and (12) TAEGWON NANGJA came home in 2nd and 3rd respectively behind Ready When You Are on their last start on December 26 and both should go close again today. (4) DARK TERRIER, (5) WELCOME KOREA and (2) POKPUNG CHOEGANG all have claims on a place.

 

Selections: (7) Different Dimension (12) Taegwon Nangja (9) Binnaneun Sungan (2) Pokpung Choegang

 

Busan Race 9: Domestic Class 3 / 1800M / Allowance / KRW 57.5 Million / 16:10 (SIN)

 

(4) USEUNG BEONJJEOK was an 8-length winner last time out over 1400M and while he is tested around two-turns of the track for the first time today, he can strike again. (5) JIJUNGHAEUI BOSEOK has a 2nd place at class and distance to her name last November and must be respected. (1) JUNGANG DAEHAE was 2nd behind Seoul Bullet over 1500M at this class a month ago and will surely go close while (3) ALEX steps up from class 4 following a 2nd place over a mile last month. 

 

Selections: (4) Useung Beonjjeok (1) Jungang Daehae (5) Jijunghaeui Boseok (3) Alex

 

Busan Race 10: Domestic Class 2 / 1500M / Handicap / KRW 75.5 Million / 16:35 (SIN)

 

(13) KING OF BEST was overcome in the final strides over 1800M on his first try at class 2 a month ago. That ended a run of five consecutive victories but he should be more comfortable back at this distance. This is a very competitive race though. (10) BINGGORAGIO was a class and distance winner on his last start and must be respected. (5) JUNGANGUI JANGSU is up in class but comes in after an in no way disgraced 2nd behind the very promising Summit Myeongun last time out. (11) VICAR GOLD was another who was just caught in the closing stages in his most recent start. He holds a win at this class and has claims again today. (2) HEUKGANGJA and the up in class (8) BARAM TAN also merit consideration.

 

Selections: (13) King Of Best (11) Vicar Gold (2) Heukgangja (10) Binggoragio

 

Busan Race 11: Foreign Class 2 / 1600M / Handicap / KRW 75.5 Million / 17:00 (SIN)

 

(1) USEUNG RADAR carries top weight for this handicap following victory last time. He comes in after nearly three months off and has claims again but is giving a minimum of 3kg to every other horse in the field. A number of the others raced each other on December 28 over this distance when (5) VIVA TYPHOON took the win ahead of the favourite (2) DYNAMIC DASH and (4) SUN BLADE. All three should be competing again today with Dynamic Dash favored to come out on top this time. (8) VIVA MONSTER comes in after a 2nd place last time while (10) NAMJEONG BUKBEOL is up in class following a win over 1500M. (13) DOWON GYEOLUI dumped his jockey out of the back of the starting gate last time when well fancied and while he will be at longer odds here, has a chance.

 

Selections: (2) Dynamic Dash (1) Useung Radar (13) Dowon Gyeolui (8) Viva Monster