P136 ORACLE 136 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0020:00   MERCANTILE Blackpool CREDIT CLASSIC  World champion Steve Davis has shrugged off the "exhaustion" caused by his recent exploits to practice six hours a day for the next fortnight's action. Apart from a couple of days off to spend Christmas with his falhly, Davis has been hard at work, preparing for Sunday's opener against Tony Chappel. Davis intends to skip the European Open in Deauville next month to take a rest. Victory at Blackpool would clinch him the world No 1 ranking for next season whatever happens in France. His nearest rival is Jimmy White, 17 points behind in provisional rankings. Sport headlines 130 Racing Ch4 470 Next Report In Brief Football TV Guide