Shishkin 6/4 favourite for Arkle glory
Supreme Novices’ Hurdle winner looking for another chase win
After making a winning start to his chasing career in the Beginners’ Chase at Kempton, Supreme Novices’ Hurdle winner Shishkin is the 6/4 favourite for Sporting Life Arkle success.
The six-year-old heads the field ahead of Envoi Allen, the 12/1 second favourite to claim victory at Cheltenham.
Shishkin is 5/2 to remain unbeaten for the remainder of the season, and the 8/11 favourite to end the season with a higher official rating, while Envoi Allen is evens to have the higher rating.
Coral’s David Stevens said: “Shishkin looked a natural over the bigger obstacles, and he’s already just 6/4 to win the Sporting Life Arkle next March, and while he looks unlikely to face Envoi Allen at the Festival, the pair could enjoy a rivalry of sorts this season, with Nicky Henderson’s charge favourite to end this campaign with a higher rating than the Irish star.”
Elsewhere, Copperhead and Potters Corner head the betting for the Coral Welsh Grand National as joint 12/1 favourites ahead of Notachance and Ramses De Teillee, who are 14/1 second favourites.
The Conditional remains the 6/1 favourite to win the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury’s Winter Carnival this weekend, ahead of Copperhead, Kildisart, Two For Gold, Vinndication and Aye Right, who are joint second favourites at 8/1.
Shishkin to remain unbeaten this season (must run at least three times)
Who will finish the season with the higher official rating
8/11 Shishkin, Evens Envoi Allen
Sporting Life Arkle
6/4 Shishkin, 12/1 Envoi Allen, 14/1 Chantry House, Felix Desjy, 16/1 Abacadabras, Andy Dufresne, Concertista, Pic D’Orhy
6/1 The Conditional, 8/1 Copperhead, Kildisart, Two For Gold, Vinndication, Aye Right, 9/1 Black Op, 10/1 Sam Brown, 12/1 Cloth Cap, Secret Investor, 16/1 Danny Whizzbang, 20/1 Beware The Bear, Mister Malarkey, Potterman
Fighting Fifth Hurdle
8/13 Epatante, 5/1 Sceau Royal, 11/2 Silver Streak, 7/1 Ribble Valley, 10/1 Cornerstone Lad, 16/1 Marie’s Rock, 25/1 Not So Sleepy
Tingle Creek Chase
5/4 Altior, 4/1 Greaneteen, 11/2 Politologue, 8/1 Defi Du Seuil, Rouge Vif, 10/1 Duc Des Genievres, 16/1 Brewinupastorm, Magic Saint, Waiting Patiently
Ladbrokes King George VI Chase
9/4 Cyrname, 5/2 Clan Des Obeaux, 7/1 Lostintranslation, 10/1 Allaho, Monalee, 12/1 Champ, 16/1 Fakir D’Oudairies, Kemboy, Real Steel, 20/1 Frodon
Coral Welsh Grand National
12/1 Copperhead, Potters Corner, 14/1 Notachance, Ramses De Teillee, 16/1 At The Acorn, Cloudy Glen, Native River, Yala Enki, Truckers Lodge, Sam Brown, Lord Du Mesnil, 20/1 Discorama, Springfield Fox, Newtide, The Two Amigos, Deise Aba, Dominateur, Lamanver Pippin
All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication.