INISHRUSH hasn't many miles on the clock for his age and has taken well to fences. He rarely looked in danger of defeat when making all at Uttoxeter on Sunday and may well be good enough to defy his penalty here. The Fox's Decree should appreciate the return to chasing and rates the principal danger with Just The Job and Stormyisland Ahead having something to prove after being pulled up last time. Chit Chat needs to improve on her fifth at Newton Abbot but course specialist Washango isn't badly handicapped, though is proving difficult to win with over fences.
Just The Job (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Mid-division, not fluent 4th, headway next, hit 6th, soon lost place, pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Jocheski (11-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Aug, 10 ran.
Stormyisland Ahead 11-1 (11-12) Held up in last, mistake 2nd, not fluent 6th or 8th, behind 13th, tailed off before 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Lost Glory (11-12) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Aug, 5 ran.
Inishrush (IRE) 11-4fav (10-12) Made all, swished tail and given one reminder flat, stayed on well, won at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf beating Gem Mill (11-1) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Mr Redwood 13-2 (11-0) In rear, hit 6th, outpaced 7th and lost place, kept on from 2 out, never dangerous, 5th of 11, 22l behind Whereveryougoigo (11-4) at Stratford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in May.
The Fox's Decree 8-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, challenged after 7th, led before 3 out, mistake 2 out, headed close home, 2nd of 7, shd behind American Art (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f sll hdl (4-8yo) (5) gf in Sep.
Chit Chat 17-2 (10-8) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, hit 10th, not fluent 14th, ridden after next, weakened after 4 out, 5th of 6, 41l behind Skipper's Lad (10-3) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Aug.
Washango (IRE) 2-1fav (10-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, pushed along 7th, weakened approaching 4 out, went 3rd 2 out, 3rd of 6, 26l behind Cash Back (11-7) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Aug.