Villa Royale went close to defying a 7lb rise for her earlier win at Catterick when runner-up last time but has been raised a further 3lb for her trouble. Mama Quilla will also need to dig a bit deeper off her current mark judged on her recent efforts and a chance is taken on LIVIA'S DREAM. She's also suffered at the hands of the handicapper having been raised 6lb rise for finishing second at Haydock but has gone close before off today's mark and may come good in this. Hamilton winner Act Your Shoe Size has plenty to prove over this longer trip and Maybeagrey makes more appeal.
Villa Royale 5-2fav (9-7) In touch, ridden and headway over 2f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Colinca's Lad (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Act Your Shoe Size 8-1 (9-6) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 7l behind Able Master (9-13) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Livia's Dream (IRE) 4-1fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Stellar Express (9-4) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Mama Quilla (USA) 9-4fav (8-13) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 6, 9l behind Alta Lilea (8-5) at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Maybeagrey 16-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 4th of 5, 34l behind Special Meaning (9-6) at Pontefract 1m 4f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Bygones For Coins (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 10l behind True Pleasure (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.