Shishkin maintained his unbeaten document over fences with a workmanlike efficiency within the Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Chase at Aintree.
Nicky Henderson’s thrilling prospect could not have been as spectacular as in earlier races, however the 1-8 favorite received the job executed to finish the Cheltenham/Aintree two-mile novice Grade One double after taking the Arkle Trophy final month.
Gumball made the working till Nico de Boinville determined to go on a way from house.
Funambule Sivola put in a courageous bid, however Shishkin was too good and went on to win by three and 1 / 4 lengths in what was time.
Shishkin was left unchanged as 6-4 favorite for the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase with the sponsors and Coral, whereas Betfair and Paddy Power saved him at 5-4.