Seoul's Saturday meeting preview

Saturday December 9, 2023


Seoul Race 1: Class 6 (1200M) Special Weight A / KRW 25 Million


(1) SAHARAMOND has a 3rd and two 4th places from three starts so far, settling back on debut while racing closer to the pace in the latter two. He draws a better gate this time and should get an easier run to the front and can win. (7) MAGIC STRONG is the main danger. He has been getting closer across his five starts, culminating in a runner-up finish over this distance on October 29th when on pace throughout and in doing so recorded the fastest time any of these have achieved at the distance so far. Expect him to be on pace again and to be in this a long way. (6) ACRO MARINE completes the top line of favourites. He was a beaten favourite when 5th last time out at 1300M but ran 2nd two starts back over this distance and on that form should be a danger. (11) NAEGILUI CAPTAIN and (10) HAKSAN DAESE the other placing chances.


Selections (1) Saharamond (7) Magic Strong (6) Acro Marine (11) Naegilui Captain
Next Best 10, 8
Fast Start 1, 3, 7, 8


Seoul Race 2: Class 6 (1200M) Special Weight A / KRW 25 Million


Maiden fillies. (1) MISS FINAL looks to be the one to beat having raced consistently if unspectacularly across her four outings so far. Her best was a 4th place at this distance two starts back and from a good gate, a repeat of that form can see her win in modest company here. (7) GANGCHEOL YEOGEOL enters off a close 3rd place in a very slow race over this distance on November 4th when coming from off the pace. The difficulty level is similar here and she should be doing her best work late. (10) CHAMJOEUN INYEON didn’t quicken when well fancied on her latest appearance on November 11th, finishing well down the field. We’ll draw a line through that and instead go on her 3rd place two starts back which can put her in contention against this lot. (8) NEXTLEVEL and solitary newcomer (3) POETIC NUBI are others in the hunt.


Selections (1) Miss Final (7) Gangcheol Yeogeol (10) Chamjoeun Inyeon (8) Nextlevel
Next Best 3, 2
Fast Start 1, 5, 8, 10


Seoul Race 3: Class 5 (1400M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million


(8) STORM GUY got his maiden win at the third time of asking on November 11th, when making all over 1200M and stopping the clock in a good time. He comes up in class here as well as by a furlong in distance, but he has every chance of winning again. (7) SEMYEONG LADY was a 50/1 winner over this class and distance on November 25th racing on pace throughout. That was her maiden win on her fourteenth start so lightning may not strike twice but she only comes up 1kg in the weights and will warrant more respect here. (4) INDIANUI BYEOL is yet to win but comes in off back-to-back 5th place finishes at this class at 1200M and 1300M. He steps up to 1400M for the first time and given his running style, it may suit. (1) EXPECT is one-paced and it is not a quick pace, but he may plod into some money here. (5) BRAVO HANSEN another in contention for the minors.


Selections (8) Storm Guy (7) Semyeong Lady (4) Indianui Byeol (1) Expect
Next Best 5, 3
Fast Start 1, 3, 7, 8


Seoul Race 4: Class 5 (1200M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million


This is a weak race for the level. That means we can forgive (6) RAON AIR FORCE for his latest on November 5th when he was sent off as favourite over class and distance and led before running out of petrol in the home straight. He had previously stuck to his task well so can be given another chance to be on pace and this time go all the way. On the subject of forgiveness, we shall extend the same courtesy to (4) GLOBAL CHANGA who has finished 8th in her latest two when racing prominently both times. She already has a 3rd and a 2nd to her name at this class and in this company, she should be challenging Raon Air Force for the lead from the start and for much of the way around. (2) GEUMAK STAR remains a maiden but comes up in class following two 2nd places from her latest three with the 3rd being when she finished back in the field in the Listed Munhwa Ilbo Trophy. She won’t need to improve much to measure up here. (3) KARIZMA and (9) SSING SSING SSING others in the minor money hunt.


Selections (6) Raon Air Force (4) Global Changa (2) Geumak Star (3) Karizma
Next Best 9, 5
Fast Start 1, 4, 6, 8


Seoul Race 5: Class 5 (1700M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million


(3) ONE SPEAR got his maiden win three starts back over 1400M and has proved competitive in two outings at this level, finishing 3rd both times over 1300M and coming from well off the pace. He comes up to two turns for the first time and it may well suit. The main danger is (2) P N S AI. It’s been a while since his solitary win, but he has placed at this class and distance and enters with recent form reading well. (9) K N TIZWON returned from almost seven months off to finish midfield over 1400M on November 12th. Despite being a non-winner, he has some good performances on his record, and he should strip fitter for that run last month and go closer today. (1) GEUMA STEADY and the up in class (8) HEUIMANGUI CHANGA others in the frame.


Selections (3) One Spear (2) P N S Ai (9) K N Tizwon (1) Geuma Steady
Next Best 8, 4
Fast Start 1, 5, 6, 7


Seoul Race 6: Class 4 (1400M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million


(1) GANGPUNGMA is a winner of three out of five in total including his latest start on November 12th when, as is his style, he settled midfield and ran on to score well over this class and distance. He comes up 3kg in the weights, but he has won under more in the past and he should have too much again. (10) BEST JEONSA comes in off a smart 3rd place at class and distance on October 29th when racing on pace throughout. He comes up 1.5kg for his troubles but should be in this again. (5) BULGOM MADRE has just the one win but has never finished outside of the top four. That includes four runner-up finishes with her latest two being at 1300M. She comes up to this trip for the first time and can keep her consistent run going. (9) MENI WONDERFUL and (3) RIVER TAEYANG the other place chances.


Selections (1) Gangpungma (10) Best Jeonsa (5) Bulgom Madre (9) Meni Wonderful
Next Best 3, 8
Fast Start 2, 3, 8, 9


Seoul Race 7: Class 4 (1300M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million


Small field and (7) SINUI EREUM is the pick. The Palace Malice juvenile has two 3rd places from four starts so far, including his latest over this class and distance on November 18th when he raced on pace throughout and stopped the clock in a decent time. He should be on pace again and looks ready to win.  (4) HIDDEN BRAIN defied big odds to run a close 3rd over 1200M at this class in a good time on November 12th when coming from off the pace. She comes in under the same weight and can go close. (2) PINE FARM has placed at this class and distance and comes into a better gate than in her latest two when she has been back in the pack. (8) GOOD NISEN and (6) GANGHAN QUEEN are others capable of challenging for the minors.


Selections (7) Sinui Ereum (4) Hidden Brain (2) Pine Farm (8) Good Nisen
Next Best 6, 1
Fast Start 1, 6, 7, 8


Seoul Race 8: Class 4 (1300M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million


After an ordinary debut, (9) MISS CHARLIE has posted back-to-back 4th place finishes at this class over 1200M settling midfield and running on both times. Under a light weight, the Adios Charlie filly faces modest company here and she can settle back and prove too strong. (5) GLOBAL SUN looks to be the main danger.   She’s at the other end of the experience spectrum having raced thirty-seven times and she comes in following her 5th win which came when sent off as the longest shot on the board at class and distance on November 11th. She comes up 2.5kg in the weights but she warrants more respect here. (4) DREAM PLAY was a winner over this distance two starts back but was slowly away and got a long way back behind Global Sun on his first try at this class. He can be given another chance today. (3) VIENTO and (1) ARGO GONGJU others in the hunt.


Selections (9) Miss Charlie (5) Global Sun (4) Dream Play (3) Viento
Next Best 1, 8
Fast Start 1, 5, 6, 8


Seoul Race 9: Class 3 (1200M) Handicap / KRW 75 Million


It took (10) HERO SARANG nine starts to get off the mark, but he clearly enjoyed winning as he gone on to record three in a row, most recently over this distance at class 4 level on October 28th, when she led every step of the way. He comes up in class here but comes down in the weights and while he draws a touch wide for comfort, he can make it four in a row. You must be very good to win four on the spin though and if Hero Sarang can’t quite measure up then (4) REMARKABLE may be the one to take advantage. She enters off a 4th and a 3rd from her latest two, most recently at class and distance on November 11th and she should be close here. (9) HIGH RUNNER is another with recent form reding fairly and who can be in the mix. (11) YUKWAEHAN NALDEUL and (2) MAGIC JUNIOR others who can enter the calculations.


Selections (10) Hero Sarang (4) Remarkable (9) High Runner (11) Yukwaehan Naldeul
Next Best 2, 8
Fast Start 1, 6, 8, 10


Seoul Race 10: Class 3 (1200M) Handicap / KRW 75 Million


(1) APEX is the one to beat here. She won back-to-back races in August and October to get rapidly promoted to this class before finishing 4th on her first try at it over this distance on November 11th. She remains under a light weight, but she comes into a much better gate, and she can return to winning ways here. That will mean overturning the form on (11) B.J. STORM. He ran a very good 2nd in that November 11th race, settling handy and running on. The draw does him no favours here, but he can be in the mix again. (5) GLOBAL POWER loves coming 2nd, something he has done on seven out of fourteen starts. He finished 7th of eleven last time at 1400M but the margins weren’t big, and he should appreciate coming back to 1200M. (9) THIS CHALLENGE and (2) GWANGYA EUTTEUM others in the frame.


Selections (1) Apex (11) B.J. Storm (5) Global Power (9) This Challenge
Next Best 2, 3
Fast Start 2, 4, 5, 11