Highflyer purchase Altior roared back into Champion Chase favouritism with an authoritative win in the Gr 2 Game Spirit Chase at Newbury on Saturday. The dream of winning at five consecutive Cheltenham Festivals remains very much alive.
The David Minton store buy has previously won the Supreme Novices Hurdle, the Arkle Trophy and the last two runnings of the Queen Mother Champion Chase. A couple of days earlier, another Nicky Henderson-inmate Shishkin rocketed to Supreme Novice Hurdle favouritism with an impressive Listed hurdle victory at Huntingdon. He was purchased by Highflyer at Tattersalls Ireland’s Cheltenham Sale after winning his sole point-to-point