Nicky Henderson eyes history with Might Bite


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Nicky Henderson will make history if Might Bite wins the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday.

The 67-year-old is aiming to become the first trainer to win the Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase and Gold Cup in the same year and he is already two-thirds of the way there after seeing Buveur D’Air win Tuesday’s Hurdle and Altior claim Chase glory on Wednesday.

Might Bite will now complete the set for Henderson if he can win Friday’s Gold Cup, but the experienced trainer is taking nothing for granted, as he knows the nine-year-old will be up against a high-quality field.

“Of course, I’d love to make history,” the four-times champion trainer was quoted as saying by the Express.

“But I do think Might Bite has the hardest task of the three. “He’s in great form and we’re really excited to be coming to the race with such a great chance.”

Henderson certainly knows what it takes to win the Gold Cup, as he has done so on two previous occasions with Long Run in 2011 and Bobs Worth in 2013.

Might Bite is priced at 5.00 to secure another success for Henderson on Friday, but the Irish gelding will face a tough test of his credentials, with the likes of Native River and Our Duke expected to be his main rivals for overall glory.

However, last year’s RSA Novices’ Chase winner has already proven his worth at Cheltenham in the past and he comes into this race on the back of five successive wins.

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