Nicky Henderson is wanting ahead to seeing Shishkin get his profession over fences underneath approach at Kempton Park on Monday.
Final season’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle winner shall be a heat order to dispatch of 4 rivals within the two-and-a-quarter-mile Racing TV Inexperienced persons’ Chase – the identical race wherein his esteemed stablemate Altior made a profitable chasing debut 4 years in the past against all odds.
Henderson mentioned: “It is a good introductory monitor to go to first time over fences. Shishkin has carried out a number of education and he has been superb at it, however he has obtained to do it on a racecourse now like some other horse.
“He ought to be all proper as he has carried out nothing incorrect, that is for positive. There has not been one among his calibre we have now despatched chasing for a few years.
“Every part that presumably might go incorrect within the Supreme went incorrect. He and Nico (de Boinville) did an incredible job to get again into the race when you think about he was all however within the automotive park at one stage – it was an incredible efficiency.
“It’s the identical race that Altior began in. There are one or two of ours which have wanted a run, however hopefully he ought to be nice.”
Shishkin is taken on by the Paul Nicholls-trained Mick Pastor, Olly Murphy’s Sangha River, Brian Barr’s At Its Personal Expense and Battle Anthem from Richard Rowe’s yard.
The function occasion on the cardboard is the Listed Racing TV Mares’ Hurdle, wherein Paul Webber’s Cheltenham Pageant heroine Indefatigable is the star attraction.
The seven-year-old has not been seen over jumps since claiming a last-gasp victory within the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle in March, however did lately end down the sector in a Listed race on the all-weather at Lingfield.
Webber mentioned: “We have been excited about working her over hurdles at Wetherby a couple of weeks in the past, however we did not wish to backside her on mushy floor, so we ran her on the all-weather as a substitute.
“We all the time knew she’d lose floor on the stalls, however she ran on nicely and wasn’t overwhelmed a lot additional than the bottom she misplaced firstly. She had a pleasant blow, so I hope that ought to put her spot on for Monday.
“I have not actually thought past this race – it is laborious sufficient getting one factor proper! She would not need winter, heavy floor, so we’ll choose our approach just a little bit.”