A busy Saturday's racing, with the centre piece being the Tingle Creek meeting at Sandown. Here are the thoughts of our Racing Factors tipster, whose had 3 winners from their last 4 picks.
J: N De Boinville
T: N J Henderson
Shishkin may have some answering to do after a below par run in the Champion Chase at Cheltenham on his last start last season. He never looked like he was travelling with any fluency that day and ended up being pulled up. However that was a rare blip on an almost faultless career over fences and if he is close to the horse of past surely he will take all the beating in this years Tingle Creek. He is rated 5lbs better than main rival Greaneteen and then some 13lb better or more to the rest. Nicky Henderson's team have been in fair form and leading stars such as Constitution Hill and Jonbon have both won first time up this season, so there is hope Shishkin is ready to go. He rates a 2 star win Pick.
J: K Brogan
T: H Fry
The lightly raced Revels Hill can pick up where he left off last season and take this stamina test at Sandown. He won his last two starts over fences last season, both at Taunton and the latter of those being over 3m4 1/2f, so today's trip should suit. He was given a nice run 15 days ago at Ascot over a wholly inadequate 2m5f and was noted staying on well at the end of the race to grab 2nd. That run should have put him spot on for today and it wouldn't have been any surprise if this wasn't his target from March. The Harry Fry stable are operating at around a 25% strike rate currently so Revels Hill has plenty going for him and he rates a 2 star win Pick.