Shishkin set for Festival warm-up at Huntingdon
Huntingdon 14:31This race is now finished - View Results
Betway Sidney Banks Memorial Novices' Hurdle (Listed)
- 4YO plus, 5 Runners
- Hurdle, Turf
- Winner £17,085, 2nd £6,411, 3rd £3,210, 4th £1,599, 5th £804, 6th £402
- Distance 2m 3f 137y
- Going Good to soft
SHISHKIN made amends for falling on his hurdling bow at Newbury when slamming a useful type of Ben Pauling's over the same C&D by 11 lengths. Nicky Henderson's gelding proved his versatility on that occasion, with that performance coming on heavy ground, and he is expected to showcase his credentials towards the spring festivals. Shan Blue acquitted himself well when third in a Grade 2 at Warwick and he appeals as the main threat on paper, with both Hang In There and Pacify carrying penalties.
Successful in two hurdle races at 2m and 2m 1f on good and soft ground. Well beaten at 4-1 behind Fiddlerontheroof when fifth of 7 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Unibet Tolworth Novices' Hurdle at Sandown over 2m (soft) last month. Has won at Cheltenham and Exeter this season.
Best OddsHang In There Huntingdon 14:31SP
- Wolverhampton Express & Star
Winner of five hurdle races from 2m to 2m 2f on good and good to soft ground. Beaten 3l by Hang In There when second of 5 at 7-2 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 Supreme Trial Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham over 2m (soft) in November last year. Has won 3 times this season.Best OddsPacify Huntingdon 14:31SP
Successful in a hurdle race and a point-to-point at 2m and 3m on heavy ground. Third of 5 behind Mossy Fen beaten 3l at 11-4jt-fav on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 Leamington Novices' Hurdle at Warwick over 2m 5f (soft) last month.
Best OddsShan Blue Huntingdon 14:31SP
- Robin Goodfellow - Daily Mail
He has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on good to soft and heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 7-4jt-fav at Newbury over 2m (heavy) last month, beating Shakem Up'arry by 11l.
- Won Last Time Out
- Melissa Jones - Gloucestershire Echo
Best OddsShishkin Huntingdon 14:31SP
- The Scout - Daily Express
- Newsboy - Daily Mirror
- Garry Owen - Daily Record
- James Burn - LAMBOURN
- Steve Mason - RP Ratings
- Mel Cullinan - SPOTLIGHT
- Marlborough - Telegraph
- The Guardian
- Jason Heavey - The Star
- Templegate - The Sun
- Rob Wright - The Times
A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 3f on heavy ground. Well beaten at 7-1 behind Enrilo when last of 7 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 Ballymore Winter Novices' Hurdle at Sandown over 2m 4f (soft) in December last year.
Best OddsUp The Straight Huntingdon 14:31SP
- Distance Winner