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Henderson waiting for Might Bite answers

28th December 2018, 09:56 by Craig Smithson

Nicky Henderson has revealed he is waiting to find out if an infection was the cause of Might Bite's bleed in the King George VI.

The nine-year-old was found to have a trickle of blood coming from his nose after the festive race at Kempton on Boxing Day, in which he was last out of seven finishers.

It was a disappointing end to the year for Might Bite, who was also lacklustre in his other start this season at Haydock.

Might Bite's performance was a far cry from his win in the same race at Kempton 12 months earlier and his second-placed finish in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

And Henderson has revealed that investigations will now take place to see if an infection has been the affecting him.

He said: "I scoped him at Haydock as he was disappointing there and he didn't bleed there, so it is not like he has done it before. It might just be he has an infection in there.

"Monday, I would say, we will probably give him a canter and then take a trach wash and take something out of the lungs to send to the laboratory to have it tested, and that will tell you if he has an infection, which would then cause the bleed.

"It really depends what we find out. If we find out he has a bug or infection in there, you have three weeks of doing antibiotics.

"He was enjoying himself tanking along, then he made a mistake and stopped rather quickly, which is unlike him. Bleeding is not a good thing, but there was nothing to see, it was just a trickle.

"It was significant enough to stop him. They grade it out of five and it was two and a half/three, not what we call a red out. The simplest thing would be to find an infection, then you clear that up and clear the bleeding up as well."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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