Energumene takes Novice Chase at Punchestown to set up Shishkin rivalry

By: Greg Wood Friday 30 April 2021
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Energumene maintained his unbeaten record over fences and confirmed he is likely to be Shishkin’s biggest rival in the two-mile chasing division next season with an emphatic front-running success in the Grade One Ryanair Novice Chase at Punchestown on Thursday evening.

Running in the blue and white colours of Tony Bloom, the chairman of Brighton & Hove Albion, Energumene was immediately sent clear of his three opponents by Paul Townend and had galloped them into submission with two fences still to jump.

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