Seoul's Saturday meeting preview

Saturday June 22, 2024


Seoul Race 1: Class 6 (1000M) Special Weight A / KRW 45 Million


Ten previously unraced juvenile fillies debut here so we must take our chances with the trial videos. (1) JOSE was the best of them running 4th in her trial in a fair time, settling midfield and running through the line well. She draws nicely and can be the special one first up. (7) ECO WORLD ran fairly in her heat finishing off well from midfield and won’t need to improve much on that to go close in this company. It took (10) GEOSEN YEOJE two goes to qualify but in the second of her trials, she posted the fastest time among these and that should stand her in good stead. (6) DAESEUNGMA and (8) ANDAMIRO were others who registered times not much slower.


Selections (1) Jose (7) Eco World (10) Geosen Yeoje (6) Daeseungma
Next Best 8, 4
Fast Start 1, 3, 6, 10


Seoul Race 2: Class 6 (1200M) Special Weight A / KRW 30 Million


Maiden fillies but three-year-olds this time. (9) BARO DANAEUN debuted all the way back in February and ran 3rd over 1200M having briefly struck the front late on. She hasn’t raced since so comes in off seventeen weeks out and hasn’t trialled, but there was previously a long time between her trial and debut so first-up shouldn’t be a problem. (11) EAST RISING did nothing on debut but has since run 2nd and 4th in two appearances at 1200M and 1300M. She has the challenge of the widest gate, but with a little luck at the start, she can get a forward position and can be in this a long way. (2) ORION ALPHA debuted all the way back last August with a promising 3rd. She hasn’t raced since but she looked well when running 2nd in a good time in a May trial and from a nice draw can be a danger. (8) SILVER MOON and (5) GOOD FIGHTER, that latter having trialled well twice since his debut las November, are others that can be considered.


Selections (9) Baro Danaeun (11) East Rising (2) Orion Alpha (8) Silver Moon
Next Best 5, 4
Fast Start 2, 5, 9, 11


Seoul Race 3: Class 6 (1300M) Special Weight A / KRW 30 Million


Competitive maiden. (6) SUNSHINE QUEEN has a 2nd and a 3rd to her name at this distance and while she struggled last time out when sent up slightly in trip to 1400M, she looks nicely in here amongst this very ordinary set of opponents. (1) THUNDER YEOGEOL comes in off a best to date 2nd at this distance on May 26th when racing handy and running on well. She draws very nicely for an easy run to the front and should be in the finish again. (7) CHOGANGBULPAE is another with a 2nd place on her resume already and while she has got a bit far back in her latest couple, in this company, she can be further forward early and is not without a chance. (4) DAEMYEONGJANG and (2) ARGO GUY are other place contenders.


Selections (6) Sunshine Queen (1) Thunder Yeogeol (7) Chogangbulpae (4) Daemyeongjang
Next Best 2, 5
Fast Start 1, 5, 7, 9


Seoul Race 4: Class 6 (1400M) Special Weight A / KRW 30 Million


It’s hard to go past (4) MAGIC PRINCE here. He has shown steady progress across three stars so far, culminating in a 3rd place over 1700M on May 26th. He has run a good time at this distance already and in this company can settle behind the speed and prove too strong at the business end. (2) GANGCHEOL DRAGON enters off a 3rd place over 1300M on May 25th when coming from off the pace and running on after a slow start. He comes into a better gate this time and can be a bit further forward. (5) ARNOLD QUEEN looks to be on the right trajectory with a 5th and a 3rd from her latest two and from a better draw today can get closer. (8) CLAIR GOLD and (6) SINUI UNMYEONG are the other minor money chances.


Selections (4) Magic Prince (2) Gangcheol Dragon (5) Arnold Queen (8) Clair Gold
Next Best 6, 9
Fast Start 2, 5, 7, 9


Seoul Race 5: Class 5 (1400M) Handicap / KRW 45 Million


(1) NAOL DAEWANG remains a maiden after fourteen attempts, but today could well be the day. He enters with his recent form reading consistently well and stepping up to this trip for the first time could be exactly what he needs. He should be on pace and prove too strong late on. (10) HAYAN TAEYANG got her maiden win two starts back when returning from a five-month absence. She then ran a solid 4th on her first try at this class over 1300M on May 4th. She carries a light weight, and she can be competitive here. (3) DREAM CARD comes up in class having scored at 1400M on April 6th. He is down in the weights and can measure up in this company. (4) GOOD SEONBONG and (6) COMPLETE PARTY among other chances in a competitive race.


Selections (1) Naol Daewang (10) Hayan Taeyang (3) Dream Card (4) Good Seonbong
Next Best 6, 9
Fast Start 1, 4, 6, 9


Seoul Race 6: Class 5 (1200M) Handicap / KRW 45 Million


Since a 6th place on debut, (7) ROYAL BEST has never finished outside of the top-four and enters following back-to-back 2nd places at this class and distance, both in quick times. He likes to race on pace and while he carries his fair share of weight, he should have too much. (8) SAHARAMOND returned for the first time since January on May 25th and while he could only manage 7th of eleven, the margins weren’t huge. He got his solitary win at this distance, and he can strip fitter here. (4) EXCELLENT TAN is also a winner at this distance and enters off a 4th and a 3rd in two tries at this level. He can be on pace here and be a threat. (6) JANGGUN BYEOL and (3) GULJAK SUN, the latter having trialled well since a lacklustre last start, are others to keep safe.


Selections (7) Royal Best (8) Saharamond (4) Excellent Tan (6) Janggun Byeol
Next Best 3, 9
Fast Start 3, 4, 7, 9


Seoul Race 7: Class 5 (1700M) Handicap / KRW 45 Million


(9) CAMP DAVID got his maiden win at start number four when sent up to this trip for the first time on May 26th and racing on pace. He is up in class but down in the weights and he looks to have potential for more. (5) STUNNING FLATTER is up in class having secured his maiden win at start three on March 23rd when settling midfield and running on over 1400M. He comes in fresh and while up in trip, he looks nicely in with scope for more improvement. (6) DRAGON SQUARE is yet to win in eight attempts but has five top-three finishes including his latest three, all at this distance and two of them at this class. He has the fastest time among those here who have tackled the distance, and he should be in the finish again. (10) BOLLIN and (4) HEY MAMA other placing chances.


Selections (9) Camp David (5) Stunning Flatter (6) Dragon Square (10) Bollin
Next Best 4, 1
Fast Start 2, 4, 7, 9


Seoul Race 8: Class 4 (1800M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million


(5) LUCKY PARTY was a class and distance winner on May 25 when making all, He comes up 3kg in the weights this time, but CC remains aboard, and he has every chance of following up. (8) TAEPYEONG HERO as considered good enough to get his chance in the first leg of the Triple Crown in April. He didn’t make an impact but ran fairly when tackling this class and distance on May 19th, when he ran on well for 5th. Moon Se-young climbs up today and he will have plenty of supporters. (1) EUNPA JOY was a winner over 1700M at class 5 level two starts back before running 3rd on his first try at this class and distance on May 26th. That was a slow race, but he looks nicely in here under a light weight and from a good gate. (7) HWA SSI BYEOK beat Taepyeong Hero on his way to 3rd in that May 19th race and along with (3) GEUMAK STAR, is another to consider.


Selections (5) Lucky Party (8) Taepyeong Hero (1) Eunoa Joy (7) Hwa Ssi Byeok
Next Best 3, 6
Fast Start 1, 3, 5, 6


Seoul Race 9: Class 4 (1400M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million


Competitive race. (3) ENDING FIRE is yet to win in seven attempts but has six top-four finishes, including his latest, when a close runner-up over 1200M on May 11th. He has raced only once at this distance before, but he has the second fastest time among these for it, and he is the one to beat here. (10) NICE BIG GIRL got her maiden win at start number seven over 1300M on May 25th. She is the one who has the faster time for the 1400M, achieved when 2nd two starts back and while she is up 2.5kg in the weights today, she should be a threat. (7) HEALING HAVEN is a non-winner of fourteen enters with recent form reading well and this is the kind of race she can pick up some money in. (9) HEART K and (6) VELOX BOY others to consider.


Selections (3) Ending Fire (10) Nice Big Girl (7) Healing Haven (9) Heart K
Next Best 6, 1
Fast Start 3, 4, 7, 9


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


(9) THUNDER DREAM got his maiden win at start number two last November but didn’t race again until April 21st when 3rd in a quick race at this class and distance. He came back out on May 25th and in similarly quick fashion, ran a close 2nd. Both times he beat a couple of today’s rivals and third up this preparation, he can be peaking fitness wise and be hard to beat. The main danger is (6) J S ROAD. A winer of four from seven, he enters having run 3rd in a good race at 1400M on his first try at this class on May 19th. Back in trip today, and three for three over the 1200M, he is firmly in the hunt. (7) WONPYEONG KILLAR comes up in class having scored at this distance on May 4th and under a light weight and with CC remaining aboard, shouldn’t be dismissed. (4) JANGSAN SPO and (3) TOUGH MAN others in the frame.


Selections (9) Thunder Dream (6) J S Road (7) Wonpyeong Killar (4) Jangsan Spo
Next Best 3, 8
Fast Start 4, 5, 6, 10


Seoul Race 11: Class 2 (1200M) Handicap / KRW 90 Million


(2) VINCERO CAVALLO was a smart winner of a competitive trophy race over this distance two starts back in April before running 3rd when favourite at this class and distance on May 18th when leading close to home but not quit getting the job done. A winner of four from ten, he is worth another chance here from a great draw. That will mean overturning the form on (6) SUPER FINISH, who ran 2nd in that May 18th race. It was his second consecutive runner-up and first at this class and while he is up 2kg in the weights, he can be in the mix again. (3) EOSEOMAREULHAE won his first three starts before coming unstuck for the first time on Christmas Day. Re-appearing in March he has run 2nd and 4th in two starts back, both at this distance and both in quick times and third-up he can go close again. (1) RAON THE JET beat Eoseomareulhae when winning at class and distance on March 3rd and should be close again. (9) JANGSAN POISON another place chance.


Selections (2) Vincero Cavallo (6) Super Finish (3) Eoseomareulhae (1) Raon The Jet
Next Best 9, 7
Fast Start 1, 2, 3, 6