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Korea: Friday, 24th May 2024

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Busan Race 1: Class 6 (1200M) Special Weight A /KRW 30 Million

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Mainly, but not only, fillies in the opening maiden. (11) LET THEM ALL COME has raced twice, improving to 3rd place in the second of those over 1200M on February 23rd. He has had thirteen weeks off since then and he has the challenge of a wide draw, but he has as good a chance as any. (2) WHITE FALCON looks the main danger. She has a best of 2nd form eight starts and comes in off solid back-to-back 4th places. He draws nicely and Seo Seung-un climbs on. There are three debut-makers and a couple of them warrant consideration first-up. Both (10) MAX KINGDOM and (4) DREAM RACE trialled well and if they bring that form to the races, they can be close. Returning to the experience, (6) THE GREY MAN is another potential improver.

Selections (11) Let Them All Come (2) White Falcon (10) Max Kingdom (4) Dream Race
Next Best 6, 3
Fast Start 4, 6, 8, 10

Busan Race 2: Class 6 (1600M) Special Weight A / KRW 30 Million

Competitive maiden. (2) BABEL DREAMY has a 2nd on her record and it came over this distance on March 24th when beaten only by the useful Morpheus. She got a bit far back when 5th among plenty of these on her latest start on April 26th but she comes back into a much better gate, and she can win here. (5) ILNYEOM SINHWA is yet to finish in the top two but has no fewer than six finishes between 3rd and 6th. He has two 3rd places among his latest three, both at this trip and most recently in that April 26th race. He should be close here. (6) TRICKSTER was 4th in that April 26th race, following on from a 2nd place at the start before and she can be a factor again. (4) STORMY DAY – who was 2nd that day at odds – along with (1) STAR PARK are others to consider for the places.

Selections (2) Babel Dreamy (5) Ilnyeom Sinhwa (6) Trickster (4) Stormy Day
Next Best 1, 8
Fast Start 3, 5, 6, 8

Busan Race 3: Class 5 (1400M) Handicap / KRW 45 Million

Fillies (and one mare) only here. (8) SAENAE HIT is yet to win in seven attempts but has five top-five finishes, including her latest on May 3rd when 3rd over 1200M at this class. She comes up to the 1400M for the first time and it may well suit. (5) DAESEUNGNIJA is another non-winner, in her case from eight starts. She too comes in with recent form reading well with a 3rd and a 2nd from her latest two, both at this distance and the most recent being at this class too. She likes to settle back and run on, and she should be a danger late. (10) QUEEN'S ROAD mixes her form but she has two 2nd places at this class over 1800M and may make some each-way appeal coming back in trip today. (3) SHINE FOREST and the up in class last start winner (9) DIA GRIT are others to consider.

Selections (8) Saenae Hit (5) Daeseungnija (10) Queen's Road (3) Shine Forest
Next Best 9, 6
Fast Start 4, 7, 8, 10

Busan Race 4: Class 5 (1200M) Handicap / KRW 45 Million

Another competitive affair. (7) MASTER ROAD is winless in five starts but has never been worse than 4th and has a 2nd and that 4th in her two starts at this class, most recently over 1200M on May 3rd when beating a couple of today's rivals. She has posted a quick time over this distance and with Seo Seung-un climbing on, today can be the day. The wildcard is (6) PHANTOM ACE. He showed plenty of ability at this level before suffering a setback and he finally returns to action after more than a year out. He didn't offer too many clues in his trial, but he may make for some interest. (8) RUBY STONE is yet to finish outside of the top-three, and she can maintain that record here. Her win came at this distance, and she should be on pace and in this a long way. The form falls off after that. (2) TAURUS KING and (1) SANGIM BOLT may improve.

Selections (7) Master Road (6) Phantom Ace (8) Ruby Stone (2) Taurus King
Next Best 1, 9
Fast Start 1, 6, 7, 8

Busan Race 5: Class 4 (1800M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million

(10) CRAZY ARMY has two 3rd places and a 2nd from three starts so far, with the most recent of those being a 3rd place in the valuable TCK Trophy race over this distance on April 14th. She comes up a full 4kg from that, but she seemed to love the distance and in shallower waters, she can get off the mark today. (11) SPECIAL WIND is yet to win in twenty but has no fewer than fourteen top-five finishes including a last start 2nd over a mile on April 28th. He has three placings from five attempts at 1800M, and while he may find one too quick again, he should be close. (9) CHOEGANG MARINE beat a couple of these on his way to 3rd place at class and distance on April 21st and he should be there or thereabouts again. (3) BUDDY BUDDY and (5) BEOLMAUI MONSTER are others in the frame.

Selections (10) Crazy Army (11) Special Wind (9) Choegang Marine (3) Buddy Buddy
Next Best 5, 6
Fast Start 1, 4, 6, 7

Busan Race 6: Class 4 (1200M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million

(5) GLORY CROWN will be a warm favourite here. Both of his wins came over this distance and he enters off back-to-back runner-up finishes at 1400M. He comes up a couple of kilos in the weights, but he draws nicely for Jung Do-yun to pick his spot, and he should be too strong late on here. (6) FLYING ACE looks the main danger. She got her maiden win two starts back over this distance before running 4th on her first try at this level on April 28th. She remains lightly weighted, and she should be close. (9) CAPTAIN COMMANDO comes in off a close 4th last time out at class and distance and Tanaka climbing on can be to his benefit. (1) MIRACLE ONE and (7) MY MELODY are the other placing chances.

Selections (5) Glory Crown (6) Flying Ace (9) Captain Commando (1) Miracle One
Next Best 7, 2
Fast Start 1, 3, 9, 10

Busan Race 7: Class 3 (1600M) Handicap / KRW 75 Million

Small field and (1) RISE THE THRONE looks the best. He got his maiden in front-running fashion two starts back at 1400M before running 3rd over 1200M on his latest. He comes up in class here, and up to the mile for the first time, but he is down a full 5kg in the weights and draws beautifully to be on pace and go all the way. (6) NAKDONG JEONSA was an emphatic winner over this distance on April 21st. He comes up in class today but is down in the weights, and he can measure up. (8) AREUMDAUN INYEON was an also-ran in a valuable Trophy race over 1800M last month, but this looks a more suitable assignment, and she should be close. (7)  RAON THE POWER and (3) SPICE ECTON are others to consider for the minors.

Selections (1) Rise The Throne (6) Nakdong Jeonsa (8) Areumdaun Inyeon (7) Raon The Power
Next Best 3, 2
Fast Start 1, 4, 6, 8

Busan Race 8: Class 3 (1600M) Handicap / KRW 75 Million

(3) GEUMA DISTINCTION is the one to beat. From six starts, he has three wins to his name and is yet to finish any worse than 3rd with his most recent being a 2nd place at this class and distance. He races for the first time since January, but he looked very well in a trial last week, and so long as he didn't leave his race there, he will take some beating. If he isn't match sharp, the logical danger is (6) DIABLO QUEEN. She was a winner at this distance on April 28th, racing on pace, and while she is up in class without a weight drop, she should be competitive. (7) MAN OF THE MAN beat a couple of these on his way to 3rd place at class and distance on April 26th and under a similar weight can go close again. (2) WORLD CLASS CAT and (8) YEONGCHEON SOLEMIO are others in the frame.

Selections (3) Geuma Distinction (6) Diablo Queen (7) Man Of The Man (2) World Class Cat
Next Best 8, 4
Fast Start 1, 3, 4, 6

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