Grayswood is still 5lb higher than for his only win at Bath last year while Ninfea didn't beat much in a Lingfield seller last month and has more on her plate here. Layline won an apprentices' race over a shorter trip here last week so can race off the same mark but faces better opposition now. ROYAL MARSKELL has won over this trip on Fibresand and proved his well-being by scoring over 1m4f at Leicester a couple of weeks ago. He looks capable of defying a 5lb higher mark here as The Ducking Stool, though attractively weighted, has yet to prove that she stays this far.
Royal Marskell 2-1fav (9-4) Slow into stride headway to track leader after 1f, led 3f out, ridden and ran on final furlong, won at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun beating Golden Jubilee (9-3) by 3l, 4 ran.
Layline (IRE) 9-4 (9-5) Tracked leader, pushed along on inside over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Yarmouth 1m 3f app hcp (6) fm beating Corn Maiden (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.
The Ducking Stool 8-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 5l behind Whinging Willie (9-1) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Grayswood 10-1 (8-9) In touch in rear, ridden over 3f out, kept on to go a never dangerous 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 15l behind Solar View (9-7) at Yarmouth 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Ninfea (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, tracked leader until 5f out, went 2nd again 3f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, led 1f out, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Jun beating Illegale (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 4 ran.