Sensational Shishkin Dazzles In Arkle
SHISHKIN produced an imperious performance when taking the Grade 1 Arkle Chase on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.
The son of SHOLOKHOV unbeaten over fences travelled superbly well for Nico de Boinville behind the leaders before setting sail for home at the second last to go on and score by 12 lengths at the line.
Last year's Supreme Novices' Hurdle winner could have been called the winner along way from home and follows in the footsteps of his illustrious stablemates SPRINTER SACRE and ALTIOR in winning the Arkle Trophy.
He was purchased for €28,000 by Virginia Considine at the 2017 Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale before being produced to win his point to point and sold to Highflyer Bloodstock for £170,000 at the 2018 Cheltenham December Sale.