I had a rare maximum bet on Shishkin at 8/11 yesterday as I think 1/2 is closer to the correct odds. I believe he is faster than Energumene and, crucially, that his jumping is a key weapon.
For me, Shishkin is a natural fencer whereas Energumene is workmanlike at best and a touch clumsy looking at times. He regularly swings his back end in mid-air, a habit that will be costing energy, and for all he jumps right at times, I suspect he might be better suited to going left handed. I hope Nico does not track him closely or the dreamers could end up with a nice forecast on the other two.
I wonder if Willie's thoughts here encompass a possible tilt at the Ryanair with Energumene should he be trounced tomorrow.
What do you think?