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Henderson unsure on Might Bite disappointment

25th November 2018, 15:48 by Gareth Freeman

Trainer Nicky Henderson says he does not know why Might Bite failed to sparkle in the Betfair Chase on Saturday.

Might Bite was sent off as the favourite at Haydock but finished in last place in a field of five, 29 lengths behind winner Bristol De Mai.

The jockeys commented on the size of the fences at Haydock but Henderson refused to blame the track and revealed he will send the nine-year-old for examinations to see if there are any underlying problems.

"He nudged a fence early on then looked as if he was coming into the race but he was beaten too soon to be fair," Henderson told the Racing Post.

"He wasn't jumping as he usually does, normally he's just deadly but he was spending too much time in the air. That's not the whole story to it, maybe he wasn't as straight as I thought he was. He's going to be scoped."

He added: "They have built us some big fences for today and it's not the first one that has caught out one of mine either. I'm not blaming the fences, blame the trainer!"

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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