John Gosden's Beachfire got up close home to make a winning debut in a Lingfield maiden last month and is likely to find his first appearance on turf a tough one on his handicap debut off a mark of 80 so a better bet looks to be GALLANT EAGLE, who gets the vote ahead of Hypnotized. Michael Bell's colt has shown improved form on the Polytrack of late and was not disgraced back on turf at Newmarket behind Oasis Dancer at the beginning of the month when pulling hard and hanging left under pressure late on but he should have learned form that effort. Richard Hannon's Our Boy Barrington has run well in both starts this term but an 8lb rise since his latest effort when a narrow second behind Contredanse at Windsor looks harsh. Willie Muir's Paintball has run to a decent level of form this term and should be thereabouts again but he gets little respite from the handicapper and of more interest may be Roger Charlton's lightly raced Soul Station, who made a pleasing reappearance and handicap debut when a close fourth behind Verdant at Sandown and he has every chance off the same mark today. The vote though goes the way of Sylvester Kirk's Gallant Eagle, who should improve for his first start over a mile at Chepstow at the beginning of the month with more to come over the extra furlong today.
Hypnotized (USA) 7-2fav (8-7) Raced center, pulled hard in rear, merged with stands' side group halfway, headway under pressure over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Oasis Dancer (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Marsh Warbler 14-1 (9-1) Soon pushed along towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, no danger, 9th of 17, 4l behind Black Snowflake (9-2) at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Soul Station (FR) 20-1 (9-0) Soon handy on outside, ridden over 2f out, kept pressing leaders until no impression final 125 yards, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Verdant (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Beachfire 7-1 (9-3) Wide, towards rear, pushed along and green halfway, effort on outside 2f out, strong run, under hand riding inside final furlong, shaken up to lead last stride, won at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Apr beating Suited And Booted (9-3) by shd, 9 ran.
Gallant Eagle (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Behind, headway over 2f out, chased winner 1f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Agony And Ecstasy (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Missionaire (USA) 7-2fav (9-4) Behind, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, no impression, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Agony And Ecstasy (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Paintball (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Pressed leader, grabbed stand rail in straight, led over 2f out, soon edged right, headed entering final furlong, no impression on winner, kept on to hold 2nd, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Spanish Duke (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Green Earth (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden over 2f out, always in rear, 6th of 7, 16l behind Caldercruix (9-1) at Redcar 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Our Boy Barrington (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Led 2f, remained prominent, ridden to lead again 2f out, driven inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 14, hd behind Contredanse (9-4) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Song To The Moon (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Led at steady pace, quickened tempo over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and outpaced by winner 1f out, kept on to hold 2nd, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Sweet Clementine (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Fame Is The Spur 20-1 (8-12) In touch on inside, pushed along 3f out, one pace final 2f, 6th of 12, 5l behind Sweet Clementine (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.