Nicky Henderson has revealed secure star Shishkin has undergone wind surgical procedure forward of an supposed return to motion within the Tingle Creek at Sandown in December.
The seven-year-old is unbeaten in eight begins since falling on his hurdling debut at Newbury, a run which incorporates back-to-back wins on the Cheltenham Competition within the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and Arkle Trophy.
The inheritor obvious to Henderson’s recently-retired celebrity Altior, Shishkin will bid to observe within the hoofprints of his predecessor by profitable the Tingle Creek en-route to a probable tilt on the Queen Mom Champion Chase at Cheltenham in March.
“Within the aftermath of asserting that Altior has been retired, I assumed it is likely to be in everybody’s curiosity to know that Shishkin has lately undergone wind surgical procedure,” Henderson advised Unibet.
“After a routine scope, we had been simply involved that it’d, and I emphasise the phrase may, pose a difficulty later within the yr so moderately than take day out at a vital stage, we determined it will be prudent to behave now moderately than be pressured to do it mid-season if it occurred to be vital.
“It’s a very routine process and nothing out of the odd so his coaching may have minimal distractions and the plan could be very a lot to begin off within the Tingle Creek at Sandown in December.”