Christmas Parties At Sandown Park Handicap 1m 2f 7y

  • (3yo+, 1m 2f 7y, Class 4, 4 runners)
  • Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in places, Sprint Course: Good, Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 9.03s
  • Off time: 19:56:05
Full result
Result 19:55 Sandown Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Croquembouche 15/8

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (5) 2-68043
Yellow, Mauve hoops, Yellow cap Croquembouche (IRE) 11
  • T:E De Giles
  • J:Oisin Murphy
  • Form: 2-68043
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
5 140 10-0 E De Giles Oisin Murphy 80 15/8
3 (6) 049030
Maroon, White Cross of Lorraine and sleeves Tinshu (IRE) 26
  • T:D Haydn Jones
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 049030
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-10p
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
8 136 9-10 p D Haydn Jones A Kirby 76 13/2
6 (1) 5563
Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Fastnet Red 35
  • T:J H M Gosden
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 5563
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
3 128 9-2 J H M Gosden William Buick 77 5/4f
7 (2) 38-4731
Purple, white sleeves, black armlets, hooped cap Special Miss (ex6) 8
  • T:Miss A Brewer
  • J:Cam Hardie
  • Form: 38-4731
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR: 63
  • Naps:
3 120 8-8 Miss A Brewer Cam Hardie (5) 63 6/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 (4) 638239
First Post (IRE) 55
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • T:D Haydn Jones
  • J:L P Keniry
  • Form: 638239
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
7 911 D Haydn Jones L P Keniry 77 NR
4 (7) 2-19882
Indian Trifone (IRE) 20
  • Nag Me
  • T:Ed Walker
  • J:G Baker
  • Form: 2-19882
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 71
  • Naps:
4 95 Ed Walker G Baker 71 NR
5 (3) 2046-16
All Talk N No Do (IRE) 68
  • Nag Me
  • T:S Durack
  • J:D Sweeney
  • Form: 2046-16
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
3 92 S Durack D Sweeney 77 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 8 Regal Hawk
  • T:J Tate
  • J:R L Moore
3 9-2 J Tate R L Moore 10/11
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In depth

Verdict

Special Miss came good over a shorter trip here last month. She carries a 6lb penalty but Cam Hardie's claim negates most of that. First Port is a Sandown specialist but is much better when the mud is flying and has never won over this trip. Croquembouche is showing signs of recapturing last year's decent form and is a threat but FASTNET RED was a fair third on his handicap debut at Newbury and should have more to offer. He gets 3lb from Newmarket second Indian Trifone and that may be enough for him to come out on top.

Formwatch

First Post (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final 2f, 9th of 11, 22l behind Chain Of Events (8-13) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.

Indian Trifone (IRE) 4-1 (9-8) Prominent, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Excellent Puck (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.

All Talk N No Do (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Close up, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 9l behind Muteela (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.

Croquembouche (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Soon led, ridden 2f out, kept on, headed inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Dance King (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.

Tinshu (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Sweating, raced keenly, tracked leaders on inside until lost place halfway, effort on inside over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 4l behind Charles Camoin (9-11) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.

Fastnet Red 9-2 (8-12) Held up, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Second Step (9-7) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.

Special Miss 11-4 (8-9) Tracked leader, led 2f out, driven inside final furlong, stayed on and always holding on, won at Sandown 1m 1f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Dianora (9-4) by 3/4l, 5 ran.