SHISHKIN is favourite for a blockbuster return to action in the Betfair Tingle Creek.
Nicky Henderson’s former Champion Chase hero has been made the 10-11 market leader by Betfair.
Shishkin hasn’t been seen since pulling up in the Champion Chase – but is favourite for a winning return in the Tingle Creek
Shishkin has not been seen since pulling up in bog-like conditions at last March’s Champion Chase.
The eight-year-old saw off nemesis Energumene in a thrilling Clarence House Chase at Ascot in the building to the Festival showpiece.
But the form was reversed at Cheltenham, with Henderson later revealing Shishkin had suffered from a ‘rare’ bone condition.
Now his Seven Barrows star is poised to put any lingering doubts to bed with a huge run – according to the bookies.
Betfair spokesman Barry Orr said: “It’s fantastic to see some of the best two-mile chasers around entered up and, ground permitting, we should get a race to savour.
“Shishkin is on somewhat of a recovery mission and has to prove himself again but he’s been installed a shade of odds on at 10-11.
“Returning champion, Greaneteen, who is said to be in rude health following his win the Haldon Gold Cup is 7-4 second favourite.
“While Edwardstone, who is running in open company for the first time, is 11-4.
“It has all the makings of a vintage renewal.”
Betfair Tingle Creek – Betfair Betting
9-1 Gentleman De Mee
12-1 Captain Guinness
25-1 Funambule Sivola
When is the Betfair Tingle Creek?
The Tingle Creek takes place this Saturday, December 3 at Sandown racecourse.
The Grade 1 chase will go off at 2.55pm.