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Shishkin

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Age: 10 years

Owner: Mrs J Donnelly

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Course Starts Wins Place 2 Place 3
Aintree 2 2 0 0
Ascot 3 2 0 0
Cheltenham 4 2 1 0
Doncaster 1 1 0 0
Huntingdon 1 1 0 0
Kempton 5 4 0 0
Newbury 2 1 0 0
Sandown 1 0 0 1
Distance Starts Wins Place 2 Place 3
1m 7f 119y 1 0 0 1
1m 7f 176y 1 1 0 0
1m 7f 199y 2 1 0 0
2m 3 3 0 0
2m 69y 2 1 0 0
2m 78y 1 1 0 0
2m 87y 1 1 0 0
2m 167y 1 1 0 0
18f 1 1 0 0
2m 3f 137y 1 1 0 0
2m 4f 127y 1 0 1 0
2m 5f 8y 2 1 0 0
3m 1 0 0 0
3m 210y 1 1 0 0
Going Starts Wins Place 2 Place 3
Good 3 1 0 0
Good To Soft 6 5 0 1
Heavy 1 1 0 0
Soft 9 6 1 0
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4th

6

11th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:55 Aintree

Shishkin

11st 10lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Won this last year (good to soft); refused to race on reappearance (his sole outing in cheekpieces); may well have won the Grade 1 King George at Kempton (3m, good) in December but for stumbling/unseating just after two out; ready Grade 2 win at Newbury (2m7f, heavy) in February; didn't run in last month's Gold Cup due to an unsatisfactory scope and there remains a question mark regarding the form of the stable, but he's a key player if at his best.

5/2

1st

2

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 1

14:05 Newbury

Shishkin

11st 8lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

jumped left on occasions, raced in second, not fluent 3rd, not fluent 13th, pressed leader after 4 out, led 3 out, soon faced challenge, not fluent last, ridden and kept on well run-in

4/6

0

5

26th Dec 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Kempton

Shishkin

11st 10lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Has become somewhat enigmatic nowadays and refused to race in first-time cheekpieces at Ascot on last month's reappearance (no headgear today); however, he won his sixth Grade 1 when responding to pressure and leading after the final fence in the 3m1f Aintree Bowl in April, on his first crack at a staying trip under rules, and he's capable of having a big say if on his best behaviour.

7/2

1

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 1

15:05 Newcastle

Shishkin

12st 0lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Powerhouse two-miler for a long time and reinvented himself as a top chaser over longer trips last term, winning Grade 1 events at 2m5f/3m1f (both on good to soft); blotted his copybook by refusing to race at Ascot last Saturday but was perhaps affected by first-time cheekpieces, which are now removed; has the class to defy top weight on handicap debut, provided he consents to start.

6/4

About Shishkin

Shishkin is a bay gelding who was bred in Ireland by C J & E B Bennett. He was sired by Sholokhov out of the Exit To Nowhere mare Labarynth. Trained by Nicky Henderson, his current earnings are over £736,000. 

Shishkin Career Form And Notable Achievements

Shishkin has won 13 of his 17 career races to date, including an impressive six Grade 1 victories. Having won three of his four races over hurdles (the only defeat came when falling on debut), he was sent chasing the following season and continued his excellent form. His Novice season over fences saw him win all five races, which included a 12-length victory in the Arkle at the Cheltenham Festival. The following season saw him win another Grade 1 in one of the best races of the year, as he saw off the Irish challenge of Energuemene in a thrilling renewal of the Clarence House Chase. After disappointing in his next two races, he returned to form in 2023 with two further Grade 1 wins, in the Ascot Chase and the Betway Bowl.