Highflyer Bloodstock

Highflyer buy Shishkin was imperious in victory when taking the Grade 1 Arkle Trophy on Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival.

He is Nicky Henderson’s 7th winner of the race and once again Highflyer’s David Minton has been involved in the horse’s purchase following in the hoofprints of the likes of Altior, Sprinter Sacre, Travado and Remittance Man.

He was purchased after winning his Irish 4yo point to point at the Tattersalls Cheltenham December sale in 2018 on behalf of his owners Mr and Mrs Joe Donnelly. He will now try to emulate his illustrious predescessors and attempt to win next year’s Queen Mother Champion Chase.