Blue Chipper Back Where He Belongs With All The Way Busan Win September 19, 2021

It’s been a long and difficult road for Blue Chipper since he chased home Spun To Run and Omaha Beach when 3rd in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Santa Anita in 2019 but at Busan on Sunday afternoon, the now six-year-old son of Tiznow was back in the winner’s circle after taking out the Class 1 feature race over 1800M.

Blue Chipper parading on 18 Oct, 2019
Blue Chipper parading on 18 Oct, 2019 Picture: Korea Racing Authority

Blue Chipper  wasn't even sent off as favourite for what was his first every try over 1800M having spent the past few months being beaten by Doctor Carson at sprint distances, scoring just the one win across five starts.

On Sunday though, Blue Chipper was reunited with jockey You Hyun-myung, who won on him in both the Busan Owners' Cup and the Korea Sprint in the summer of 2019, two performances that persuaded connections to take a tilt at the Breeders' Cup, and the pair led every step of the way.

Despite carrying 60kg, Blue Chipper drew well in gate four and was quickly on pace, joined by double Classic winner Touch Star Man as well as pre-race favourite King Of Glory, and class 1 newcomer Barbarian.

Those four would go on to dispute matters the entire way around and while Touch Star Man would get on terms with Blue Chipper in the home straight, the older horse rallied to re-assert command and won by just under a length, pulling away.

With no online or remote betting, Korean racing has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with no Listed or Stakes races having been run in the country in 2021.

October though sees the start of a limited Graded Stakes program, with several big races up for grabs, culminating in the Grand Prix Stakes on Boxing Day.

Blue Chipper could be a big part of a big end of the year.

Race Video Link: https://youtu.be/DspbwmsyN24


Korean Racing Authority



Busan

Sunday, 19th September 2021

6
17:00
(local)

Class 1 Special Weight B

WT: 52.0kg Type: COND B
KRW ₩90,000,000
1800m SAND GOOD
6
17:00
(local)
KRW ₩90,000,000
1800m GOOD

Class 1 Special Weight B

WT: 52.0kg Type: COND B
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 4. BLUE CHIPPER (USA) 6yo G
TIZNOW (USA) - DIXIE CITY (USA)
YOU HYUN MYUNG
MIN JANG GI
$2.75
60.0kg
CHOI BYEONG-BU

Sales Information

2nd 3. TOUCH STAR MAN (KOR) 4yo H
TESTA MATTA (USA) - USEUNG TOUCH (KOR)
JUNG DO YUN
KIM YOUNG KWAN
$6.50
54.0kg
UH MAN SIK
3rd 9. BARBARIAN (KOR) 4yo H
COMPETITIVE EDGE (USA) - WHITE HAVEN (CAN)
JIN KYUM
BANG DONG SUK
$8.50
54.0kg
LEE IL HYUNG
4th 7. KING OF GLORY (USA) 6yo G
GHOSTZAPPER (USA) - GOLDFIELD (USA)
DJORDJE PEROVIC
PETER WOLSLEY
$2.38
59.0kg

Sales Information

5th 10. ALPHAKING IJI (USA) 5yo G
REVOLUTIONARY (USA) - MISSING MISS (USA)
PARK JAE I
THOMAS GILLESPIE
$81.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

6th 1. CRAZY CONTI (USA) 4yo G
CONSTITUTION (USA) - GHOSTLY DARKNESS (USA)
JO IN KWON
KIM YOUNG KWAN
$10.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

7th 2. DONGBANG DAERO (USA) 9yo H
CURLIN (USA) - WILLA JOE (IRE)
JEONG WOO JU
KANG HYOUNG GON
$101.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

8th 8. DUBAI TEUKGEUP (AUS) 7yo G
POET'S VOICE (GB) - PENTELIKON (AUS)
JEONG DONG CHEOL
KIM BYUNG HAK
$51.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

9th 5. MUHAN YEOLJEONG (KOR) 7yo H
OFFICER (USA) - RIDEMETOTHEMOON (USA)
CHAE SANG HYUN
AN WOO SUNG
$41.00
54.0kg
10th 6. AWESOME KING IJI (USA) 6yo G
OXBOW (USA) - RAVIONETTA (USA)
MO JUN HO
THOMAS GILLESPIE
$201.00
52.0kg

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