Nicky Henderson has revealed that permanent star Shishkin has been blown away by the wind before he returns to work at Tingle Creek in Sandown in December.
The seven-year-old has not won in eight starts since losing his first start at Newbury, a run that will join the back-to-back winners to return to Cheltenham’s conference at the Hurdle and Arkle Trophy of Great Novices.
A descendant of Henderson’s retired chief, Altior, asked Shishkin to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor by winning the Tingle Creek march to move forward with Queen Mother Chase Chase in Cheltenham in March.
“After the announcement that Altior had stopped retiring, I thought it might be interesting for everyone to know that Shishkin has recently undergone gas surgery,” Henderson told Unibet.
“After a lot of work, we were just nervous, and I have to emphasize the word, maybe there will be an issue later in the year, rather than freeing up a critical space, we thought. be careful to work now rather than be too busy working mid-season if necessary.
“It’s a very busy schedule and there’s nothing out of the ordinary so he’s got a little bit of movement in training and he’s got to start at Tingle Creek in Sandown in December.”