Degenerous was sent to Catterick to land a bumper then slipped up when still in touch in a much better contest at Punchestown. Storm Away scored over this trip on the Flat and will probably be suited by further in time though she made a decent start over timber when runner-up at Ballinrobe, attempting to concede 10lb to the winner. WHAT LIES AHEAD won a Punchestown bumper in February and a Flat race at Ballinrobe last month. She's only had six races and with further progress likely should be good enough to make a successful hurdling debut. Hard Fought ran her best race so far behind Discover Wexford at Killarney while Pale Face found 2m5f beyond her at Tramore after a much better run over this trip at Roscommon.
Degenerous (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 9th halfway, pushed along when slipped up 4f out, in a race won by Morning Run (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 1f mares n h flat in May, 25 ran.
Diamond Dame (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Towards rear, dropped to last 3 out, soon no extra, 11th of 12, well behind Long House Saint (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl gd.
Storm Away (IRE) 11-10fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, went 2nd 2 out, ridden approaching straight and no impression on winner before last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Urtheoneiwant (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl.
What Lies Ahead (IRE) 11-2 (10-13) Towards rear, progress from before straight, challenged from over 2f out, no impression under pressure in 4th from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 12l behind Aminabad (11-6) at Limerick 2m 4yo Listed N H flat (1) hvy in Mar.
Cathrine De Medici (IRE) 66-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, improved to dispute lead 3f out, headed and ridden 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 14, 7l behind Grandma Dotty (9-1) at Roscommon 1m 4f gd (flat).
Hard Fought (IRE) 11-4 (10-6) Tracked leader in 2nd, led after 2nd, going well before 2 out where mistake, ridden and challenged before last, kept on but not reach leader, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Discover Wexford (10-6) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gd.
Means Well (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Howwoulduno (10-13) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gd in May '13, 17 ran.
Melbourne Lady 20-1 (10-13) Ran 4th, 5th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression before next, weakened, 5th of 7, well behind Urtheoneiwant (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl.
Pale Face (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Soon mid-division, progress to chase leaders before halfway where 5th, mid-division again before 7th, slightly hampered after 7th, ridden in 8th and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 23l behind Magical Moon (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl gd.
West Montan (IRE) 40-1 (10-7) In rear, progress 5f out, 13th 4f out, ridden in moderate 7th entering straight, moderate 7th 1f out, kept on without threatening, 5th of 18, 20l behind Forgotten Rules (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4yo NH flat gd in Apr.