Throwback Race Of The Day For Monday - 07/11/22

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Nube Negra

Cheltenham host the best racing of the week with the three day November meeting showing off some superb jumps horses and we are taking a look back at one of the feature events of last year.

The Dan Skelton trained gelding has been waited patiently on over the last few seasons, finishing second in the Grade One Scilly Isles Novices' Chase, before backing that up another smart placed run in the Kingmaker Novices' Chase.

Having been off the track for 10 months he returned in the Grade Two Desert Orchid and he looked a vastly improved horse to beat Altior and land the event.

He was primed for a run at the Cheltenham festival in the Grade One Champion Chase and having came late off the pace he was just outdone on the line by the mare Put The Kettle On.

Coming off the back his second at the festival, he went to the Punchestown festival but unfortunately flopped behind Chacun Pour Soi and Allaho.

The Spanish bred animal started off last term in this event and was a bold winner of the event seeing off Politologue by six lengths.

Seen just twice more last season he ran no race in the Tingle Creek with the race maybe coming a bit soon for him and having skipped the Cheltenham festival, he went to Sandown for the Celebration Chase and was well beat by Greaneteen and Sceau Royal.