The fact that Davy Russell is intending to travel over from Ireland to partner Downpatrick second THAT'S A FACT (NAP) is a tip in itself. He was prominent when falling on his hurdling debut at Down Royal in June and can make it third-time lucky. Dr Dalwhinny is already exposed while Oscars Way was beaten in a seller at Market Rasen last month. Imperial Plan was in the process of running a good race when falling at Worcester, however, and newcomer Slowfoot should be monitored for any market support.
Dr Dalwhinny 3-1 (11-0) Tended to jump right, led, went right and reminder 4th, ridden and headed after last, kept on same pace, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind May's Boy (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gf in Jul.
Imperial Plan (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Prominent, disputed lead 4th, upsides when fell 3 out, in a race won by Panache (10-7) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gf in Jul, 11 ran.
Oscars Way (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, chased winner from 2 out, no impression when lost 2nd place run-in, 3rd of 8, 23l behind Admiral Hawke (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sell (5) gd in Aug.
Private Jones 100-1 (10-13) Mistake 1st, towards rear, in mid-division when mistake 5th and next, soon lost place behind and mistake 2 out, 10th of 12, well behind Saint Jerome (11-6) at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Sir Note (FR) 20-1 (10-9) Behind, outpaced before 2 out, never dangerous, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Stephen Hero (11-2) at Southwell 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Slowfoot (GER) .
Stentorian (IRE) 3-1fav (11-8) Close up, pushed along 4th, ridden and dropped to rear 4 out, behind 2 out, 5th of 7, well behind Amok (11-12) at Fakenham 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Nov '12.
That's A Fact (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, improved into 2nd 3 out, ridden in 2nd when mistake 2 out, soon no impression on winner, kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Idlewild (10-11) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl in Aug.
Make A Fuss 100-1 (10-7) Pulled very hard and soon prominent, led approaching 3rd, headed after 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, well behind Money Talks (10-10) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in May.