STORM AWAY makes her hurdling debut having won two bumpers and scored on the Flat at Wexford. She didn't have much chance in a very tough handicap at Galway last time but her earlier form entitles her to respect despite her penalty and this may prove within her capabilities. Sister Slew also makes her debut over timber but has been a bit disappointing since scoring over 7f at Galway last summer. Winning point-to-pointer Urtheoneiwant ran easily her best race so far under Rules when runner-up to Rae's Guest here last month though a longer trip would probably suit while Padraig's Joy, though likely to be fancied on the form shown at Gowran in July, could find this on the short side.
Storm Away 9-2 (10-7) Settled in mid-division on inner, good headway to go 2nd entering straight and led well over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Tipperary 2m 4yo NH flat gf in Jun '13 beating Rally (11-0) by 4l, 15 ran.
Sister Slew (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Led, joined after 3f, led again 3f out and ridden entering straight, headed 150 yards out and no extra, weakened, 9th of 16, 9l behind Hasanour (8-12) at Galway 1m hcp 60-90 gd in Jul (flat).
Borussia (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Soon raced in 5th, took keen hold, not fluent 4th, not fluent 5 out, dropped to last but still well in touch after 3 out, no impression into straight, soon no extra, last of 6, 25l behind Well Tuned (10-6) at Limerick 2m 4f mrs nov hdl gd in Jul.
Definite Response (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, pushed along in rear 3rd, never a factor, 7th of 8, well behind Res Ipsa Loquitur (10-13) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f mdn hdl in Jul.
Melbourne Lady 7-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Grace Tara (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) sft in May.
Padraig's Joy (IRE) 5-4fav (10-13) Chased leaders, 3rd after 5th, improved to challenge on outer after 2 out, soon ridden and dropped to 4th before final flight, no impression run-in and kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 18l behind Rodger Roo (10-13) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mares mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Urtheoneiwant (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, closer in 7th before 3 out, ridden into 4th after 2 out, stayed on into 2nd before last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 10l behind Rae's Creek (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f 4yo mdn hdl in Jul.