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1:40 Sandown 26 Dec 2005

Stan James Christmas Hurdle Class A Grade 1

(Class 1) (4yo+) (1m7f216yds) 2m Good To Soft 8 hurdles
1st £57,020 2nd £21,390 3rd £10,710 4th £5,340 5th £2,680 6th £1,340
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
5 110 148 160
b m Accordion (IRE) - Lady Rolfe (IRE) (Alzao)
Settled in rear, progress after 3 out, led before 2 out, readily drew clear before last, shaken up and stayed on strongly flat, impressive (op 11-8 tchd 13-8)
2  12
8 117 149 141 152
b g Warning - Dansara (Dancing Brave)
Tracked leaders, ridden and not quicken before 2 out, stayed on to take 2nd last 100yds, no chance with winner (tchd 7-1)
3  3 [15]
6 117 152 138 150
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Persian Walk (FR) (Persian Bold)
Prominent, pressed leader from 3rd, led briefly before 2 out, mistake 2 out, no chance with winner after, lost 2nd last 100yds (op 14-1)
4  7 [22]
4 117 t 142 129 143
b g Funny Baby (FR) - Donitille (FR) (Italic)
Pressed leader to 3rd, stayed well in touch, effort and close up before 2 out, hanging left and soon beaten (op 17-2)
5  13 [35]
4 117 137 114 129
br g Charnwood Forest (IRE) - Akilara (IRE) (Kahyasi)
Held up in rear, driven after 5th, struggling soon after 3 out, well beaten before next (op 8-1)
6  2 [37]
8 117 135 112 127
gr g Roselier (FR) - Dear Limousin (Pollerton)
Raced wide, in touch to 5th, soon behind (op 25-1)
7  [38¼]
8 117 tb 158 110 131
ch g Polar Falcon (USA) - I'll Try (Try My Best)
Led at strong pace, headed before 2 out, weakening when blundered badly 2 out (op 10-3)
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