Nubre Negra of major interest at Newbury​


Nube Negra looked likely to score when getting brought down last time out and is strongly fancied to gain compensation by landing the spoils in the 4.30 at Newbury today.​ ​ This Dan Skelton trained five-year-old progressed throughout last season when winning two of his five starts. He scored in terrific style on debut at Market Rasen when beating Knight Destroyer by nine lengths, then lost little in defeat when runner-up to Nicky Henderson’s smart filly Apples Shakira at Cheltenham. ​​ ​ ​ Nube Negra threw down a challenge rounding the home bend and, after making a mistake at the last, stuck to the task nicely to be beaten 3 1/2 lengths by a rival to whom he had to concede 6lb.​ ​ ​ ​ He then got back to winnings ways when scoring hard held by eight lengths at Doncaster, before running a blinder to finish third of 22 to Veneer of Charm in the Grade 2 class 1 Fred Winter at the Cheltenham Festival off a rating of 135. ​ ​​ ​ Nube Negra is able to race in this lower grade class 2 contest off 1lb lower, so that gives him every chance from a handicapping perspective. ​​ ​ He also comes into  shaped quite nicely on seasonal reappearance when a never nearer keeping on 13 lengths eight of 18 to Nietzsche in the ultra-competitive Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham before being brought down two from home at Taunton last time out when cantering and looking all over the winner.​ ​ If that hasn’t left it’s mark then this looks a great opportunity for Nube Negra to get back on the scoresheet.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 4pts win Nube Negra (9/4 Betfair, Coral, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power – BOG)


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