NICKY HENDERSON FEARS THE GROUND MIGHT BE TOO SOFT FOR MIGHT BITE
There is no doubt that Might Bite is enjoying one of the form of its life, however, Henderson has fears that the ground may become too soft for world-class racing as a result heavy rainfall plaguing the city.
He reported saying how happy he is in love with Might Bite’s current form and performance as he did a spectacular job on Saturday morning. He said, “my only issue is definitely going to be about the ground. I would definitely walk on the course on Sunday but I just hope the ground dries in time before the race for the sake of Bite at least”
Harry Fry, Bite’s trainer said that American has been supplemented towards the real event on Friday. The 8-year-old Mare was seen to have finished an eight-length race, bagging the second position after Definitly Red in the Cotsworld Chase in January and have pulled up on his last start in the Ladbrokes trophy at Newbury.
The owners, Jago Family Partnership alongside Fry do not have any expectation towards winning the Festival feature as they feel it was just worth stumping up the fee as the ground is most likely to be a real test at the race next week.
Fry said he is not been supplemented because they think he can win as it would definitely be a big dream come through for them just having a runner in the race.
“With how the ground is, we really would be thrilled if he should bag a place”
American and Mite Bite are among the 19 confirmations to compete at the 6-day stage. Others include Our Duke, native Rider, Minella Rocco, Total Recall, Djakadam, Killultagh Vic, Bachasson, Edwulf, Road to Respect, Anibale Fly, Mala Beach, Outlander, Definity Red, Double Shuffle, Saphir Du Rheu, Shantou Flyer and finally, Tea for Two