Gold Cup second Might Bite wins Bowl
After having a tough race when runner-up to Native River in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Might Bite bolted up in the Betway Bowl on the first day of the Aintree Festival.
Far from showing the effects of his Gold Cup effort, he exuded vim and vigour throughout and come home a ready seven-length winner.
“It was quite brave coming here,” Henderson admitted. “Of course you have your doubts but they’re here to race. All thouse who’ve here to race. All those who’ve ridden him have been very happy with him.
“You’d have thought he had a gruelling race at Cheltenham, there’s no doubt he did, and I’ve always said I wanted to be mindful of him because you have to be careful with his head.
“To come back from the battle he had and do that was a credit to everybody. That jumping out there was an exhibition round, you won’t see better.”
Jockey Nico de Boinville added: “He was fantastic. The guv’nor and the boys at home have got him in some order to come back after that hard race at Cheltenham to jump with such enthusiasm.
“He was so fresh and well, he was a pleasure to ride. He was full of life with loads of spark to him.”