STONEBROOK won by seven lengths over track and trip last month on his first start for Donald McCain. He's likely to be a short price to follow up today under a penalty. Sheilas Lady defied big odds to finish a fair fifth at Wetherby and should improve while The Orange Rogue has won a point-to-point but the market will probably be the best guide the chances of the newcomers. Amazing Eight is a full brother to bumper and hurdles winner Carlton Jack and may be the pick of them.
Stonebrook (IRE) 4-5fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, in 4th and going well over 3f out, led on bit over 1f out, shaken up and drew clear inside final furlong, won at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Nov beating Leney Cottage (11-0) by 7l, 8 ran.
Amazing Eight Erhaab gelding out of Harry's Bride.
Hail The Brave (IRE) Lahib gelding out of Parverb.
Purple Harry Sir Harry Lewis gelding out of Ellfiedick.
The Orange Rogue (IRE) 3-1 (12-2) Mid div, 5th 1/2way, pr 4out to cl 2nd, jnd ldr app 2out, wo app last where 1/2l clr, kow to line, won at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp in Oct beating Robber Baron (12-2) by 4l, 14 ran.
Sheilas Lady 100-1 (10-9) Towards rear, outpaced over 5f out, stayed on from over 1f out, 5th of 14, 9l behind Star Lily (10-12) at Wetherby 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in Nov.