Shishkin gets better of Energumene in classic Clarence House Chase duel

By: Greg Wood at Ascot Sunday 23 January 2022
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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.

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