Both George Fenton and Tenbridge are seeking hat-tricks here. The former most makes appeal of the pair despite picking up a penalty for Saturday's win at Catterick. Imperator Augustus is 6lb higher than when scoring over course and distance in lesser company last month but the quirky Red Paladin has decent claims if in the mood and Shaolin probably deserves a change of luck. PEARL QUEEN came through strongly to land a modest handicap here earlier in the month and gave the impression there was more in the locker. Sam Clarke may be able to steer Chris Wall's filly to a second victory though Hamble should run well again under Shelley Birkett.
Imperator Augustus (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway to chase leaders 4f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, readily, won at Leicester 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug beating Lil Sophella (8-12) by 2l, 16 ran.
Esprit de Midas 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders on inside, lost place over 3f out, soon behind, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Mr David (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol.
George Fenton 6-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, ridden to chase winner 1f out, impeded inside final furlong, ran on to lead post, won at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Dance For Georgie (9-3) by shd, 14 ran.
Red Paladin (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Dwelt held up, headway 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Jupiter Fidius (8-10) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Ceelo 10-3 (9-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway under pressure in 4th 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Plunder (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Living The Life (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up last, looked struggling 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never a threat, 8th of 12, 7l behind Rainbow Beauty (8-9) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Shaolin (IRE) 13-8fav (9-4) Held up, headway towards far side under pressure over 2f out, driven over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd last strides, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind The Dark Wizard (9-5) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Angel Cake (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Pushed along to lead headed over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 17l behind Aeronwyn Bryn (8-8) at Thirsk 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Pearl Queen 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders far side group, led over 2f out and overall leader, edged left inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Two No Bids (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Moortahan 6-1 (9-0) Led early, tracked leaders on outside, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression when weakened to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Lady Sylvia (9-8) at Salisbury 1m all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Tenbridge 4-1 (9-5) In touch, headway to lead approaching final 2f, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug beating Emiratesdotcom (9-12) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Danz Choice (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Dwelt in touch in rear, ridden and no impression over 3f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 15l behind Pilates (8-12) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Aug.
Bold Ring 33-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 6th of 15, 9l behind Lord Of The Dance (9-13) at Ascot 7f ladys hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Quadriga (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 14l behind Hill Of Dreams (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Rough Rock (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Chased leading pair, ridden 4f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 6, 14l behind Kamchatka (9-4) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Dancing Maite 5-1 (8-5) Pressed leader, ridden and lost place well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 19l behind Teetotal (9-0) at Pontefract 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
True Spirit 20-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Aye Aye Skipper (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Hamble 7-2fav (9-4) Prominent, led halfway, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 11l behind Duke Of Destiny (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m app hcp (6) gf in Aug.