Top Sprinters Face Eoma Eoma Challenge In Sbs Sports Sprint Showdown

The 28th running of the SBS Sports Sprint will take place at Seoul Racecourse on Sunday afternoon.

DO KKI BLADE Picture: Korea Racing Authority

The time-honoured race is the second leg of the Korea Sprint Series, with Korea's top shelf sprinters to compete over 1200m at Korean Group Three level.

Four runners will back up from the Busan Ilbo, the first leg of the Sprint Series which took place four weeks ago.

The winning quinella, Do Kki Blade  (1st) and Gaon Champ (2nd) will start in the feature along with Simjangui Godong (6th) and Munhak Winner (12th) who also come out of the event.

Do Kki Blade produced a sensational performance in the Busan Ilbo, crossing from barrier fourteen to sit alongside Gaon Champ who was first to find the fence from a good draw.

Do Kki Blade edged half a length in front of Gaon Champ as they straightened up for the run home, with that margin effectively unchanged for the length of the Busan straight in what was an epic duel.

Simjangui Godong missed the start slightly and failed to muster, settling well back before running home well to finish seven lengths behind the winner.

Munhak Winner positioned just behind the speed in the early stages before capitulating in the straight to finish well back.

Of the other runners engaged, Morfhis lines up for his first attempt at a Korean Group feature.

The five-year-old has notched seven wins from twenty-two starts, including a last start win in Class One company over 1400m when winning by a narrow margin.

The grey is known for his brilliant turn of speed, meaning his outside draw should not be detrimental to his chances.

Spring Back (4th) and Medici Glory (5th) both come out of the same race that Morfhis won last start, suggesting they would need to significantly improve to figure on Sunday.

Ssonsal is another runner engaged coming off a win in Class 1 company and is the only representative from Busan.

The Adios Charlie four-year-old was prominent throughout last start before going on to win by four lengths with Baengmunbaekdup second.

There is plenty of interest in the return of Global Captain, with the impressive four-year-old veering abruptly to his offside in a race back in February.

He subsequently finished last in the race with stewards sending him back to trials, ordering connections to perform two satisfactory trials with the chestnut.

The colt completed three successful trials, winning all of them in good style.

He is a three-time Class One winner, he has had just one start out of restricted company in the Korea Sprint last year, getting well back and finishing off admirably for seventh in the international feature.

Another runner generating plenty of interest is Eoma Eoma, who is one of two three-year-olds to line up in the weight-for-age feature.

The Algorithms colt has won his three career starts to date by margins of eight, nine and ten lengths, never being fully extended.

With the weight-for-age scale he will carry 55kg in the feature, on paper it appears he will have to find improvement to be a winning chance.

Of the other runners, Munhak Princess has not been seen at the races in eighteen months, whilst East Jet is the other three-year-old engaged who looks to be outclassed.

The SBS Sports Sprint will be broadcast live on SBS Korea for local viewers, the race will get underway at 4:20pm local time on Sunday.  
Korean Racing Authority