If SHADOWS LENGTHEN reappears having won here on Saturday then he simply must be sided with once more ahead of General Tufto and Boundless Prospect. Mick Easterby's unexposed gelding defied a 7lb rise to score here by some nine lengths last time and under a mandatory penalty today will take some stopping in search of the four-timer, with the bloodless nature of that success adding confidence to the belief that the horse can cope with a busy schedule. Should the likely favourite disappoint then perhaps course specialist General Tufto might emerge best of the rest. This one has had plenty of racing but was freshened up by connections prior to a solid run here last time and as the horse has won here this year off higher marks it would be folly to omit the mount of Kirsty Milczarek. Boundless Prospect also goes well here and so he can get the better of the less exposed Moscow Oznick for third. The last-named remains a maiden after 12 starts but has looked progressive and would be a threat to all if acting on the surface. Venir Rouge looks well treated on the pick of his turf efforts but is inconsistent and has questions to answer, as does Eightdaysaweek although that one at least has Southwell form having scored of just 2lbs lower in August. They could all be playing for second here if Shadows Lengthen arrives in similar form to last time and he rates the confident pick.
Shadows Lengthen 11-8fav (8-1) Made all, ridden clear entering final 2f, unchallenged, won at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs beating Onemoreandstay (9-0) by 9l, 5 ran.
Venir Rouge 14-1 (10-7) In rear, wide into straight 2f out, kept on, never near leaders, 5th of 13, 5l behind Moonshine Creek (10-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol in Nov.
St Savarin (FR) 33-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, held up in touch, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 9l behind Cossack Prince (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Feb.
Boundless Prospect (USA) 5-1 (8-4) Held up in rear, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on to take 3rd under pressure post, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Majehar (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f clm stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Moscow Oznick 9-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden and kept on into 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Sitwell (8-11) at Leicester 1m 4f clm stks (5) gd in Oct.
General Tufto 9-2 (10-12) Held up, not clear run over 2f out, switched left and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 12, 9l behind Hit The Switch (9-7) at Southwell 1m Amateur Handicap (0-60) (3yo+) (6) fbs in Nov.
Eightdaysaweek 50-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 9l behind Black Dahlia (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Rock Art (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Keen, held up, never a factor, 9th of 13, 6l behind Hereford Boy (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Black Falcon (IRE) 80-1 (8-8) Always in rear, last of 12, 35l behind Bosamcliff (8-11) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
April The Second 14-1 (8-4) Unruly and awkward leaving stalls, behind, stayed on from 2f out, never troubled leaders, 6th of 13, 14l behind Ryan's Future (8-9) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (6) gd in Apr '08.
Bicksta 12-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 14, 9l behind Mellow Mixture (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.