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Henderson talks up Might Bite's chances

13th January 2018, 15:01 by Tom Hill

Trainer Nicky Henderson believes Might Bite is continuing to improve ahead of the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.

The eight-year-old was well fancied for the Grade One Kauto Star Novices' Chase last year on December 26 but fell at the last to allow Royal Vacation to claim the victory.

He has since won four races on the bounce, including the 188bet Future Starts Intermediate Chase at Sandown in November.

Might Bite must get past the likes of Bristol De Mai, Fox Norton, Thistlecrack and Whisper on Tuesday but Henderson insists he is looking good in training.

"He is not a horse that needs a huge amount of work and you can see why I am pleased we didn't go to Haydock, on the ground that cropped up that day," the champion trainer said.

"I don't regret doing what we did in going to Sandown instead. At least we are safe and sound and have a happy horse, which is what we want.

"He is a much sharper horse this year. I don't know why. He looks feisty and well. He's working much better than he did last year."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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