Altior stunned by Nube Negra as outsider springs big surprise in Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton

IMPROVING youngster Nube Negra claimed the scalp of Altior in a stunning result at Kempton.

The Dan Skelton-trained 20-1 shot travelled all over Nicky Henderson's 10-year-old, who was making his eagerly-awaited reappearance.

Jockey Nico De Boinville was hard at work a long way from home on Altior in the Grade 2 contest.

And he had no answers when Harry Skelton sent Nube Negra for home two out, and the six-year-old was hard held crossing the line.

Betfair pushed Altior out to 12-1 from 6s for the Champion Chase, while Nube Negra was introduced as 12s.

De Boinville said: "We are very disappointed to get beaten, but the horse has come back safe and sound which is the main thing."

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