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Altior suffers shock defeat behind 20-1 outsider Nube Negra at Kempton

  • Unlikely dual Champion Chase winner will be retired
  • Dan Skelton horse pulls off surprise with brother Harry as jockey

Altior suffered a shock defeat on his seasonal comeback behind outsider Nube Negra at Kempton in the Desert Orchid Chase. The even money favourite was weak in the betting before finishing a clear second to the 20-1 winner.

Nicky Henderson’s dual Champion Chase victor Altior, who was a late absentee from the Tingle Creek at Sandown earlier in the season, ran in snatches throughout for Nico de Boinville, but ultimately had no answer to Dan Skelton’s impressive winner.

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