Eastbury ran well on debut here at the start of the month and will know more today but that's also the case with GUEST OF HONOUR. He was also fourth on his introduction over course and distance but was a real eye-catcher having been held up well off the pace and is the type to go on to better things. Somchine was well beaten by Kings Palace at Plumpton last month and former pointer Oscars Den may do better over further but Philip Hide's newcomer Strictly Cissbury is worth a second look as he's got a Flat pedigree and shouldn't be short of pace.
Eastbury 16-1 (11-5) Took keen hold in rear, rapid headway to lead over 10f out, headed 6f out, chased leader until 3f out, soon pushed along chasing leaders, ridden and still pressing on inside over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, lost 3rd final 50 yards, 4th of 9, 2l behind Koolala (10-12) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (6) std.
Guest Of Honour (FR) 7-2 (11-4) Held up in touch, kept on from over 1f out, went 4th towards finish, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Un Ace (10-11) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (6) std.
Mr Bellamy (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) In rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 6l behind Un Ace (10-11) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (6) std.
Oscars Den (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Mid div, gd prog 3out, disp 2out, qckn bef last, no ans to wnr but row, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Famousandfearless (11-7) at Glenbane 3m ire ptp gd in Oct.
Somchine 16-1 (10-13) Awkward and slowly away, pulled hard in rear, steady headway 6f out, went 2nd over 2f out, no chance with very easy winner, 2nd of 10, 18l behind Kings Palace (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 2f nhf (6) sft in Dec.
Strictly Cissbury Sakhee gelding out of Distant Music.
Tender Surprise 20-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway on outside over 5f out, chased leaders over 4f out, pushed along 3f out, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 39l behind Reach The Beach (11-2) at Newbury 1m 4f Fillies Nat Hunt Flat (3yo) (6) sft in Dec.