Brighton

  • 16:20 3663 First For Christmas Service Handicap1m 1f 209y

  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 5.17s
  • Off time: 16:20:57
16:20 Brighton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Compton Bird 9/2
2nd Grey Blue (IRE) 16/1
3rd Santo Prince (USA) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (15) 806212 Yellow, Black chevron, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Black star Mr Fickle (IRE) 22
4 9-10 b G L Moore D Sweeney 65 6/17.00
2 (16) 71/3875- Red, Black star, White sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap, Black star Ninfea (IRE) 66
Course Winner
5 9-8 S Kirk L P Keniry 63 33/134.00
3 (4) 053424 Red and white (quartered), halved sleeves, white cap Brown Pete (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
5 9-6 Violet Jordan D J Bates (3) 61 8/19.00
6 (11) 3-47810 Emerald green, pink chevron Posh Boy (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
3 9-5 C F Wall G Baker 65 9/25.50
7 (13) 43-828 Pink, Purple sleeves Syrenka 17
Beaten Favourite
3 9-4 M P Tregoning Michael J M Murphy (3) 64 14/115.00
8 (9) 08-7430 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Grey Blue (IRE) 22
Beaten Favourite
3 9-4 M Johnston Liam Jones 64 16/117.00
9 (7) 319642 ORANGE, BLACK hoop, WHITE cap Compton Bird 6
4 9-3 h H Adielsson Joey Haynes (5) 58 9/25.50
10 (12) 879493 Purple, light blue chevrons on sleeves Santo Prince (USA) 22
Course Winner
3 9-2 M L W Bell William Twiston-Davies (3) 62 8/19.00
11 (14) 234044 Black, mauve triple diamond, purple and mauve hooped sleeves, black cap, mauve diamonds Hermosa Vaquera (IRE) 48
3 9-0 Miss A M Newton-Smith P J Dobbs 60 20/121.00
12 (3) 330500 Maroon and Yellow (quartered), halved sleeves, Dark Blue cap Watcheroftheskies 21
3 9-0 b1 C Hills Shelley Birkett (5) 60 20/121.00
13 (6) 9-79470 Dark Blue, Red hollow box, sleeves and cap Smokey Oakey (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
9 8-13 M H Tompkins Simon Pearce (3) 54 33/134.00
14 (10) 493451 Yellow, Red chevrons and armlets Sutton Sid 24
Distance Winner
3 8-12 p C Gordon S M Levey 58 7/18.00
15 (2) 4/60109 Maroon, Light Blue sleeves, Maroon stars, Light Blue cap Thewinningmachine 28
Course and Distance Winner
4 8-12 J Hughes J-P Guillambert 53 25/126.00
16 (1) 92U340 Royal blue and red check, red sleeves, royal blue armlets, grey and red hooped cap Lady Barastar (IRE) 33
5 8-10 h Mrs A J Perrett S J Drowne 51 25/126.00
Non runners
4 (8)3355-90Yajber (USA)49-6Jamie PoultonH Poulton61
5 (5)7467Beep39-5Mrs L RichardsShelley Birkett65

Verdict

MR FICKLE won in soft ground at Chepstow in August and ran well again over 1m4f here last time. He gets the nod in his current form ahead of Brown Pete, who was placed over track and trip last month and is 2lb lower today. Syrenka made the frame here earlier but has to be forgiven a woeful effort on the Polytrack last time while both Santo Prince and Hermosa Vaquera have a shout off their current marks. Sutton Sid is upped 5lb for scoring at Lingfield and that may be enough to scupper his chances of following up.