King George Betting: Might Bite Primed for Boxing Day Romp

December 24, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ All,Horse Racing

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Nicky Henderson’s novice chasing star MIGHT BITE is no bigger than 6/4 for the 32Red King George betting at Kempton Park on Boxing Day, a year on from the scene of his last fence blunder in the Feltham Novices’ Chase when he had the race impressively wrapped up.

King George Betting Tip:

MIGHT BITE to win at 6/4 with 888sport

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The eight-year-old went on to score a dramatic success in the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival back in March, and followed up with another excellent Grade 1 success at Aintree to bring the curtain down on a rather mesmerising first season over fences for this dark and handsome gelding.

Might Bite returned to horse racing action as a second season chaser at Sandown on the 12th of November, where he produced a polished round of jumping to win the Future Stars Intermediate Chase by eight lengths, beating the very useful Frodon and Label Des Obeaux in dismissive fashion.

Sandown Park is a very demanding chase course, so it was a vote of confidence in the horse to send him there first time out given his quirks, and to ride him so confidently. Nico De Boinville is a divisive jockey, but he is probably at his best in the saddle when he has built up a rapport with a horse, particularly a top class one (the great Sprinter Sacre, for example) and he certainly has that with Might Bite.

The feature of his talent is his ability to jump and travel effortlessly at a high cruising speed, assisted by a tremendously imposing physique. As a six year old in novice hurdles, Might Bite could only show useful ability, because he was such a shell of a horse.

So while he might be a year or two older than your average second season chaser at this level, Might Bite remains very lightly raced and is very much operating at his peak coming into this contest. At 6/4 (Unibet and 888Sport), Might Bite is an intriguing bet because if he gets around Kempton’s 3 mile track in one piece, he will surely have too much quality for Whisper once again, along with Thistlecrack, who has something to prove after a tame display first time out.

Bristol De Mai is dynamite on heavy ground at Haydock, but can he replicate that form in a King George? Fox Norton is a class act, but will he stay?

All of Might Bite’s rivals have questions to answer, so the answer has to be to side with Nicky Henderson’s stable star on his day of reckoning.

King George Betting Tip:

MIGHT BITE to win at 6/4 with 888sport