MIGHT BITE PREVAILS IN KING GEORGE
02 January 2018
BITE (IRE) justified his 6/4 favouritism when he put on a polished display of
jumping to land the Grade 1 King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day. His main market rivals all failed to shine but
nevertheless MIGHT BITE (IRE) had to
stave off several challenges in the straight for home. Despite a gallant effort
from outsider Double Shuffle (IRE), MIGHT BITE (IRE) managed to hold off the
challenge to win by one length. The nine-year-old gelding is now
second-favourite behind Sizing John to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Bred by John O’Brien, the now nine-year-old gelding is out of
a Presenting mare and is a half-brother to the dual Grade 1 winner Beat That
On the same card at Kempton, BLACK CORTON prevailed to take the
Grade 1 Kauto Star Novices’ Chase. The seven-year-old gelding is a son of
Laverock (IRE), who stands at Clongiffen Stud in County Meath.