Patient approach with Shankly
Shankly will be given a relatively easy time in his first season as trainer Clive Cox takes a long-term view with the Salisbury debut winner.
Cox is convinced the son of Monsun has a bright future and is no rush to firm up plans for the rest of his juvenile campaign.
Shankly went into many notebooks when showing a neat turn of foot to put his three rivals to the sword in a mile maiden at the Wiltshire venue on Thursday.
"We were delighted. It was a wonderful performance and first time up it has to be admired," said the Lambourn handler.
"He did it well, they didn't go a great gallop. The way he's quickened up there, I was very pleased and impressed with him.
"It will be low-key this year. We will just see how he is. I'm pleased he's come out of the race fine and it was a very pleasing first step on the racecourse.
"We made no secret on the day that he is a horse we hold in high regard and he's a horse with plenty of excitement to look forward to next year."