Shadows Lengthen won at Sedgefield in January but has been a little disappointing since. Kruzhlinin was soon struggling at Cheltenham but his earlier defeat of Conquisto at Kelso is decent form and he shouldn't be dismissed out of hand. Sean Airgead hasn't raced since November so this can go to PECKHAMECHO. Less exposed over fences than the other previous winners, he's been running well over hurdles and this looks well within his compass. Global Fella has shown promise over timber but may need this after a lay-off.
Kruzhlinin (GER) 25-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, lost place when mistake 6th, in rear after next, tailed off 10th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Rajdhani Express (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Listed Novice Handicap Chase (0-140) (5yo+) (1) sft in Mar, 20 ran.
Peckhamecho (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Behind, driven to chase leaders 3 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression, 6th of 21, 13l behind Minella Forfitness (10-3) at Aintree 2m 4f Listed hcp hdl (1) gs.
Sean Airgead (IRE) 28-1 (10-7) Always behind, no impression straight, 13th of 20, well behind Tofino Bay (11-4) at Navan 3m hcp chs 0-150 hvy in Nov.
Shadows Lengthen 11-8 (11-4) Not always fluent, tracked winner until 7th, went 2nd again 3 out, no impression, 2nd of 3, 10l behind Dare Me (11-0) at Haydock 2m nov chs (3) gs in Mar.
Ballycracken (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Prominent, out of view before 6th, 5th when in view 11th, no chance 4 out, 5th of 8, 36l behind El Dancer (11-0) at Leicester 2m 4f beg chase (4) sft in Mar.
Dr Dreamy (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Took keen hold towards rear, ridden and struggling before 3 out, never involved, 7th of 11, 23l behind Signed Request (11-3) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf.
Global Fella (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders on inside, driven approaching omitted 3 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final 2f, no impression, 4th of 12, 14l behind Sixty Something (11-7) at Aintree 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.
Ravens Brook (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) In touch on outside, lost place before 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 46l behind Virginia Ash (11-3) at Chepstow 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Feb.