16:35 Sandown Park

Sandown Swinging 60's Christmas Parties Claiming Stakes (Class 5)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 14y
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 46.09s
  • Off Time: 16:37:54
  • 6 Ran
Silk -

    Silk -
    Silk - Eton Blue, Black hooped cap
    • Form 554727
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 77
    • Trainer R Hannon
    • Jockey P J Dobbs

    tracked leaders, led narrowly 2f out to over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

    Silk - White, Dark Blue stars, Red and White striped sleeves, Dark Blue cap, White stars

    Winged Farasi

    30 p BFD
    • Form 438217
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 63
    • Trainer R Harris
    • Jockey A Quinn

    soon chased leaders, hard ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out

    Silk - Turquoise Blue, Brown sleeves
    • Form 864-09
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-7
    • Official Rating 53
    • Trainer A M Balding
    • Jockey L P Keniry

    tracked leader, driven to challenge 2f out, soon every chance, weakened over 1f out

    Silk - Black and White stripes, Pink cap
    • Form 0-88076
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-6
    • Official Rating 60
    • Trainer W J Musson
    • Jockey R Mullen

    led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out

    Silk - Yellow and Royal Blue (halved), checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap
    • Form 396520
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-4
    • Official Rating 52
    • Trainer M G Quinlan
    • Jockey L Morris

    held up in touch, headway over 2f out, led narrowly over 1f out, headed just inside final furlong, one pace and held when carried slightly right inside final furlong

    Silk - Emerald Green, White hoops and armlets, Emerald Green cap


    14 b
    • Form 050-809
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-4
    • Official Rating 46
    • Trainer S Kirk
    • Jockey F Norton

    held up last, headway and switched right just inside final 2f, led just inside final furlong, ridden and edged right, ran on well



    21 BFD
    • Form 6513
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 76
    • Trainer W J Haggas
    • Jockey R Hills


    In depth


    Magic Mountain can get the better of Getrah and Winged Farasi in this claimer. The selection is dropped in grade after finishing in mid-division last time in a better race than this and he should prove tough to beat in this company. Getrah ran a fair race at York last time but that was on heavy ground and this faster surface should suit so he could go well. Winged Farasi is another that is eased in grade and he did score impressively on his penultimate start, so it would be dangerous to dismiss his claims too lightly today. Doonigan ran a fair race last time but that was a weak handicap and his overall profile leaves him with a bit to find. All of which returns us to Magic Mountain as the one to beat.


    Magic Mountain (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, pushed along 4f out, never a factor, 7th of 11, 8l behind Glencalvie (9-4) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.

    Winged Farasi 5-2fav (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, 7th of 13, 11l behind Mountain Cat (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp (6) pol in Jul.

    Doonigan (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Very slowly into stride, always towards rear, 9th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Nashharry (9-4) at W'hampton 7f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Jun.

    Espejo (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Always in rear, ridden over 3f out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 13l behind Tina's Ridge (8-11) at Leicester 1m 3yo sll (6) sft in Jul.

    Fizzy Bella 8-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, effort 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 15, 12l behind Smirfy's Silver (8-7) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo hcp (6) gf in Jul.

    Vietnam 7-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, soon weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 8l behind Mick Is Back (9-0) at Sandown 7f 3yo clm (5) gd.

    Getrah 9-4jt-fav (9-3) Close up, challenged over 3f out, soon ridden one pace, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Les Fazzani (9-13) at York 1m 1f 3yo hcp (4) hvy in Jul.