STEIG gets the vote to gain further victory after his recent course success ahead of Gross Prophet and Ogre. The selection won a claimer here over a mile on the 10th of July. Connections have not aimed high once again and he has been put into this race with a similar claiming price meaning that he is sure to go close again if he shows the same level of form. Gross Prophet comes from the much respected Tom Dascombe yard. He has only been lightly raced this season winning the first of his two races. He was not discredited in a better race than this at York last time out and can once again be in the shake up. Ogre won a claimer at Pontefract at the back end of last season but has disappointed in two handicap races this season so far. Now he is dropped back in grade is should ne monitored in the betting market. Steig however looks the form pick and is given preference.
Gross Prophet 7-2fav (9-0) Mid-division, headway on outside 3f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Nosferatu (9-1) at York 1m 4f clm stks (4) gf in May.
Ogre (USA) 8-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 7l behind Alsace Lorraine (9-4) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
What's Up Doc (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Apr beating Postage (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Artreju (GER) 8-1 (10-3) Held up, headway on outside over 2f out, led over 1f out, pushed along and headed near finish, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Iceman George (9-13) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Steig (IRE) 5-2fav (9-8) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, driven and all out, won at Brighton 1m clm stks (6) gd beating Sofia's Star (9-10) by nk, 8 ran.
Lords A Leaping (IRE) 6-4 (8-11) Led steady pace, quickened over 4f out, headed 2f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 4, 5l behind Act Of Kalanisi (8-11) at Catterick 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd.
Alyseve 100-1 (8-2) 8th of 9, 17l behind Sweet Gale (10-0) at Leicester 6f (5) gf.
Always The Sun 50-1 (8-1) Reared and unseated rider as stalls opened, took no part, in a race won by Straitjacket (8-6) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol, 9 ran.