STONEBROOK made his racecourse debut in a huge field at Punchestown in May and though beaten a long way into third showed enough to suggest he'll be up to winning a bumper before going jumping. He should do better than stablemate Rocky Stone, who was the easy winner of a maiden point-to-point at Inch in March. Marrakech Trader made a promising debut in a Wetherby bumper in March and didn't get far when colliding with the rail here last month. He'll be a threat if none the worse while Kilkenny Kim will have come on for her debut at Huntingdon.
Jon (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Led 3f, led again over 11f out, headed 5f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Diamond King (11-4) at Wetherby 2m mdn nhf (6) sft in Feb.
Katies Choice (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) A bhnd, 4th of 10, 28l behind Chanceofa Lifetime (12-0) at Haydon 2m 4f ptp sft in May.
Leney Cottage (IRE) 3-1 (12-5) Trckd ldrs; ev ch 3 out; wknd nxt; pu last, in a race won by Call Mrs Jones (11-12) at Haydon 3m ptp sft in May, 15 ran.
Marrakech Trader (NZ) 15-2 (10-7) Mid-division on inner, jinked left and unseated rider stable bend after about 4f, in a race won by Five In A Row (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Oct, 14 ran.
Rocky Stone (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Ld, ld/disp from 4th, chall 2out until ld bef last where faster jump, qcknd clr flat, easily, won at Inch 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Company Coming (12-0) by 4l, 10 ran.
Stonebrook (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Held up towards rear, headway 6f out, 5th 5f out, ridden into 3rd 3f out, no impression entering straight, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 22, 23l behind Faugheen (12-0) at Punchestown 2m 5yo nhf gd in May.
Kilkenny Kim (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Towards rear, pushed along 6f out, headway over 2f out, never on terms with leaders, 5th of 10, 11l behind Wadswick Court (10-11) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) sft in Oct.
Miss Twiggy Alflora mare out of Gee Tee Supermodel.