Sandown Park

  • 19:55 Christmas Parties At Sandown Park Handicap1m 2f 7y

  • 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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 9.03s
  • Off time: 19:56:05
19:55 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Croquembouche (IRE) 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 2-68043 Yellow, Mauve hoops, Yellow cap Croquembouche (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
5 10-0 E De Giles Oisin Murphy 80 15/82.88
3 (6) 049030 Maroon, White Cross of Lorraine and sleeves Tinshu (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
8 9-10 p D Haydn Jones A Kirby 76 13/27.50
6 (1) 5563 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Fastnet Red 35
3 9-2 J H M Gosden W Buick 77 5/42.25
7 (2) 38-4731 Purple, white sleeves, black armlets, hooped cap Special Miss 8 (ex6)
Course Winner
3 8-8 A Stronge Cam Hardie (5) 63 6/17.00
Non runners
2 (4)638239First Post (IRE)79-11D Haydn JonesL P Keniry77
4 (7)2-19882Indian Trifone (IRE)49-5Ed WalkerG Baker71
5 (3)2046-16All Talk N No Do (IRE)39-2S DurackD Sweeney77

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.