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 New Zealand Gallops News 
Sunday, July 09 2017

Kiwi trainer David Miller won his first stakes race in Korea with his three year old I’m Your Father taking out the Korean Group III Busan Mayor’s Cup on Sunday, defeating Triple Nine by half a length in Busan’s biggest race.

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I’m Your Father beats Triple Nine in the G3 Busan Mayor’s Cup

Seoul trained runner Clean Up Joy was sent off favourite, but like all other visitors from the capital that have trekked down to the South Coast track, found the Busan trained runners too strong, coming home in ninth place.












Last year’s winner Beolmaui Kkum set the early pace along with Success Story and the pair pulled almost seven lengths as the field turned for home. I’m Your Father and this year's Dubai winner Triple Nine sat patiently in-behind and soon challenged the tiring pace makers.

American-bred three-year-old I’m Your Father, under Lee Hee Cheon hit the front just over half way down the straight closely followed by Triple Nine. Five-year-old Triple Nine, under the urgings of Jo In Kwen, wasn't able to gather his younger rival and I'm Your Father with 3kgs pull in the weight for the WFA conditions held a half a length advantage at the line. The time was 1:53.1 for the 1800m.

It was a second group win for jockey Lee Hee Cheon following his victory on Never Seen Before in the 2014 Minister’s Cup. While Lee doesn’t get many rides in the big races he does gives his mount decent chances although abit weak in the final stages. Lee also rode Macheon Bolt to second place in the International Korea Sprint last year.

I'm Your Father was also Miller's first Class One winner last month. Since he began training at Busan last autumn, the Group Three feature was his 8th winner from 98 starters.

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