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MIGHT BITE PREVAILS IN KING GEORGE

02 January 2018

MIGHT 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 (IRE).

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.

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