Shishkin gets better of Energumene in classic Clarence House Chase duelSunday 23 January 2022
- Nicky Henderson’s chaser produces stunning finish at Ascot
- ‘Great champions find a way of winning and he is just that’
The long-awaited first meeting between Shishkin and Energumene lived up to every expectation here on Saturday, as the champion two-mile chasers in Britain and Ireland duelled around Ascot in the Clarence House Chase, setting up a final battle for the winning post that no one who was here to see it is ever likely to forget.
It was Shishkin who finally got to the line a length in front, having apparently been on the back foot for much of the race as Energumene cut out the running.Continue reading...