The performance of the weekend and big mover in the Ryanair Chase market was the Nicky Henderson trained Shishkin who got back to winning ways in frightening style.
Now a five time Grade One winner, Shishkin put his rare bone condition and Palete set backs behind him to bolt up by 16 lengths in the Grade One Ascot Chase on Saturday.
Having been 4/1 NRMB for the Ryanair Chase with most firms ahead of the Ascot Chase on Saturday he is now the even money favourite for the race.
He showed he was back to his best and the step up in trip to 2m5f was the making of that, he still does not lack pace but it allowed for his jumping to be exemplarily and having cruised all the way round, he pulled away in the final furlong in devastating fashion.
The one to beat in that division.