Off The Pulse won a maiden at Wolverhampton last time but Kohlaan won a handicap at Warwick on his latest start and makes more appeal. Surround Sound took advantage of his slide down the weights at Redcar recently but has shot straight back up the handicap with a 9lb rise. Corn Snow and Polar Chief both disappointed last time having won their penultimate starts and it could pay to stick with STEPPING AHEAD in this. Elaine Burke's charge won doing handstands at Pontefract on Tuesday and a 6lb penalty looks unlikely to prevent him recording a quick double.
Stepping Ahead (FR) 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader 2f out, led entering final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Mystical Man (9-5) by 7l, 5 ran.
Polar Chief 6-1 (9-5) Dwelt in touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 23l behind Strong Conviction (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Off The Pulse 14-1 (8-12) Held up, smooth headway over 2f out, went 2nd well over 1f out, challenging when carried right over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to lead close home, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Apr beating Aneedh (8-12) by hd, 8 ran.
Kohlaan (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Close up on outer, went 2nd 6f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left and pressed leader inside final furlong, stayed on to lead close home, won at Warwick 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Order Of Service (9-5) by nk, 8 ran.
Corn Snow (USA) 5-1 (9-7) Pressed leader, led over 2f out, headed narrowly when bumped over 1f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 9l behind Noble Gift (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Storming (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 7l behind One Pekan (8-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Old Man Clegg 20-1 (8-7) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Lancelot Du Lac (9-1) at York 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Surround Sound 6-1 (9-5) Held up, took keen hold, headway and switched right over 2f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Darkside (9-1) by 4 1/2l, 12 ran.