Shloer Chase
Listed, Cheltenham 14:20
£75,000 added,
5yo plus,
2m 35yds, Class 1  
Sunday 14th November 2021

1 Nube Negra 9/4
2 Politologue 5/1
3 Put The Kettle On 15/8F
4 ran Distances: 6½l, 4¾l
Time: 3m 52.15s (slow by 0.15s)

The Queen Mother Champion Chase runner-up Nube Negra had looked a shade unfortunate in defeat when beaten half a length at the Festival and despite a disappointing final run of the campaign at Punchestown, he returned with a ready success for Dan and Harry Skelton, who barring Third Time Lucki had endured a relatively frustrating November meeting to this point.

Sent off at 9/4, just behind old rival and Champion Chase victor Put The Kettle On in the betting, Nube Negra tanked along under a tight reign, was produced to tackle long-time leader Politologue two out, before clearing the last safely and galloping up the famous hill for a convincing victory.

Henry De Bromhead's Put The Kettle On could never get into a rhythm under Aidan Coleman, while Politologue's new Paul Nicholls stablemate Rouge Vif ran well for a long way but was ultimately found out by his classy rivals and finished last of the quartet, despite being backed into 3/1 through the morning of the race.


Shloer Chase
£75,000 added, 5yo plus, 2m 35yds, Class 1
4 ran

Going: Good

1      Nube Negra 7 11-6 Dan Skelton Harry Skelton 9/4
Politologue 10 11-6 Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden 5/1
Put The Kettle On 7 10-13 Henry De Bromhead Aidan Coleman 15/8F
4 Rouge Vif 7 11-0 1 Paul Nicholls Bryony Frost 3/1

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