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Might Bite wins at Kempton Park

13th January 2018, 15:01 by Daniel McCarthy

Favourite Might Bite held off a chasing pack to win a thrilling race in the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park.

The mount, known for his quirky and idiosyncratic nature, was at the front of the field for the majority of the race and led going over the final fence.

However, Might Bite, who was ridden by Nico de Boinville had to fight to the end after a strong charge from 50/1 outsider Double Shuffle, who took second place, and Tea For Two who came home in third.

The win gave Nicky Henderson his second triumph of the day following a win for Buveur D'Air in the Unibet Christmas Hurdle earlier on in the card.

And the trainer said he was thrilled with the performance of Might Bite.

"He was great, wasn't he? He jumped beautifully all the way and he enjoys doing that - he's so exuberant," he said.

"He has so much presence and charisma. You can't help but love him as he's gorgeous. He loves to show off, and that's what he was doing most of the way."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Daniel McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, domestically and in Europe, and is also a keen rugby fan.

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