Shloer Chase
Listed, Cheltenham 13:45
£100,000 guaranteed,
5yo plus,
2m 35yds, Class 1  
Sunday 13th November 2022

1 Nube Negra 1/10F
2 Ganapathi 10/1
3 Daly Tiger 16/1
3 ran NR: Edwardstone, Sizing Pottsie
Distances: 8l, 35l Time: 4m 0.90s (slow by 8.90s)

Dan Skelton's Nube Negra strolled round to defend his Shloer Chase crown, beating only two rivals with no drama.

The Grade Two contest lost its lustre following the withdrawal of Sporting Life Arkle hero Edwardstone on account of the good ground, but Dan Skelton's star two-miler could do no more than cruise to a straightforward success to follow up last year's win in the race.

The 1/10 favourite was in front soon after the very first fence and got into a nice jumping rhythm under Harry Skelton, measuring the final two fences especially well before coasting up the final climb to the line to beat 10/1 shot Ganapathi by eight lengths.

Daly Tiger completed the trio but finished a long way adrift after being outclassed from a relatively early stage.

The sponsors left Nube Negra unchanged at 12/1 for the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown next month, while the horse is 25/1 for the Queen Mother Champion Chase in March with QuinnBet.

Shloer Chase
£100,000 guaranteed, 5yo plus, 2m 35yds, Class 1
3 ran

Going: Good

1    Nube Negra 8 11-10 Dan Skelton Harry Skelton 1/10F
8 Ganapathi 6 11-4 Patrick Neville Gavin Sheehan 10/1
35 Daly Tiger 9 11-4 L J Morgan Adam Wedge 16/1
NR 2 U210-1 Sizing Pottsie 8 11-10 David Pipe NON RUNNER
NR 3 11112- Edwardstone 8 11-7 Alan King NON RUNNER

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