Shishkin v Energumene plays in exciting battle in Ascot on Saturday

Punters and all race fans will likely be glued to their screens this weekend as big races are just around the corner, but nothing will captivate fans like the Clarence House Chase at Ascot on Saturday.

The four-rider race wouldn’t normally be that appealing, but the battle between the two along with the outside odds of First Flow and Amoola Gold are intriguing too.

AFP

Shishkin was an incredible winner in Cheltenham

Energumene after winning the Punchestown Festival Champion Stayers Hurdle last year with Paul Townend aboard

Energumene after winning the Punchestown Festival Champion Stayers Hurdle last year with Paul Townend aboard

BETFAIR – £40 FREE BETS*

All eyes are on Shishkin and Energumene this weekend in Ascot.

The Nicky Henderson-trained horse has also put in some spectacular performances recently, including in the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, beating Eldorado Allen by 12 litres.

Most recently, however, he justified a big chance of favoritism to beat Tingle Creek Chase winner Greaneteen by 10l.

Energumene’s second favorite is an intriguing contender for this chase, the 8-year-old has five runs and five chases to his name.

The Willie Mullins-trained horse dominated Ireland and now comes to Ascot for a first British chance.

In fact, the last six wins have resulted in a total distance of a whopping 80 lengths.

Clarence House Chase Opportunities

  • Shishkin 4/6
  • empower 6/4
  • First flow 12/1
  • Amoola Gold 80/1

Kim Bailey told Sky Sports: “We are number three and the forgotten horse. The horse is very good and loves Ascot.

“He’s in a really good place. Is he good enough? Probably not, but he’s done shocks before. Horses can jump at the opportunity, especially on courses they like.

“This is a slightly different ball game than what he has played before and we go there as the outermost of the three, with two other runners as well.

“It’s great to race to have a race like this and I really hope all five horses get there on the day and show racing in its best light.”

David Bass rides First Flow and last year to win the Clarence House Chase in Ascot

David Bass rides First Flow and last year to win the Clarence House Chase in Ascot

Sign-up offers for new customers

Betfair: Get £40 in Free Bets – CLAIM HERE

* Place a £10 bet on horse racing (Jan 21 – 23), at min odds 1/5 (1.2) — get £40 in free bets. Only card deposits are eligible, Apple Pay is not valid on this promotion. General terms and conditions apply.

Paddy Power: Bet £20 and get it back as cash if it loses – CLAIM HERE

Only new customers. Place your FIRST bet on a sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. The maximum refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Apple Pay are eligible for this promotion. General terms and conditions apply. Paddy’s Rewards Club: Get a £10 Free Bet when you place a £10+ bet 5x. General terms and conditions apply. 18+ Begambleaware.org

bet fair: Cash back up to £50 – CLAIM HERE

Place 5 x £10 Sportsbook bets on football and get cash back if you lose. Maximum refund per qualifying bet is £10, x5 refunds available. Payment restrictions apply. General terms and conditions apply. 18+ begambleaware.org

888Sport: Bet 10 Gets 30 + 10 Casino – CLAIM HERE

Only new customers. Minimum Deposit £10 • A Qualifying Bet is a ‘real money’ wager of at least £10 • Min. odds 1/2 (1.5) • Free bets credited on settlement of the qualifying bet and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stake is not included in winnings • Casino bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To claim bonus/related winnings withdrawal, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Casino bonus expires after 60 days • Withdrawal restrictions and full terms and conditions apply 18+ begambleaware.org

William Hill: Bet 10 Get 40 – CLAIM HERE

New customers using only promo code C40. 1x per customer. Min £10/€10 bet. Minus chances 1/2 (1.5). Free bets paid as 2x £15/€15 (expires after 30 days). Up to £10 bonus. 35x wagering requirement. Maximum redeemable amount €25. Casino bonus expires 72 hours after issue. Eligibility rules, free bet rules, game, location, payment method, currency restrictions, wagering contributions and terms and conditions apply. 18+ Begambleaware.org

Ladbrokes: Bet £5 Get £20 – CLAIM HERE

18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain types of deposits and bets are excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account registration at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days on sports, stakes not returned, restrictions apply. Terms and conditions apply to Begambleaware.org

Coral: Bet £5 Get £20 – CLAIM HERE

Eligible UK+IRE players. Paypal and some types of deposits and bets excl. Minimum first stake of £5 within 14 days of account registration at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stakes non-refundable. No payout, restrictions and terms and conditions apply. 18+ GTC applies. begambleaware.org

Sky Bet: Bet £10 Get £40 – CLAIM HERE

ONLY NEW CUSTOMERS. FIRST ANKLE & E/W BET ONLY. CHANCE OF 1/1 OR GREATER. 4 X £10 BET TOKEN. FREE BETS NOT INCLUDED IN RETURNS. FREE BETS ON HORSE RACING & FOOTBALL ONLY. FREE BETS ARE NOT COLLECTABLE. NO EXPIRY OF THE FREE BET. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS AND FURTHER T&C APPLY. 18+. BEGAMBLEAWARE.ORG.

Commercial Content Notice: Taking any of the bookmaker offers mentioned in this article may result in a payment to talkSPORT. 18+. General terms and conditions apply. begambleaware.org

Remember to gamble responsibly

A responsible gambler is someone who:

  • Sets time and money limits before playing
  • Only gambles with money they can afford to lose
  • Never chase their losses
  • Don’t gamble when they are upset, angry or depressed
  • GamCare – www.gamcare.org.uk
  • Gamble Aware – www.begambleaware.org

For assistance with a gambling problem, call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133 or visit www.gamstop.co.uk to be banned from all UK regulated gambling websites.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.