An­other tasty Bite to savour for Hen­der­son

Evening Times - - RACING - WHITE AND GOLD

MFrodon made the early run­ning but Might Bite was never far away and jumped into the lead down the back straight on the fi­nal cir­cuit a long way from home. The Nicky Hen­der­son­trained eight-year-old as­serted over the last cou­ple of fences and jus­ti­fied his short odds of 4-9 favourite to score com­fort­ably by eight lengths. Frodon held La­bel Des Obeaux by half a length for sec­ond.

“Job done. I’m happy with that,” De Boinville told Rac­ing UK.

“He was very fresh and well go­ing down to the first. I felt I had to take it [the run­ning] up when I did just be­cause he was en­joy­ing him­self so much.

“He’ll come on bun­dles for that. The big fences played to his strengths. He was pretty straight­for­ward and he’ll come on loads for that. I really like him.

“He’s got so much scope for im­prove­ment that I think he’ll be even bet­ter than he was last year.”

A de­lighted Hen­der­son said: “It was straight­for­ward. His jump­ing was great.

“He just needed a run and I think he was run­ning a bit fresh. He set­tled well and he jumped beau­ti­fully. That was ideal.

“Our ob­jec­tive is the King George and most agreed the sen­si­ble thing was to come here [rather than the Bet­fair Chase at Hay­dock].

“He won’t run again un­til then and he’ll be miles straighter than he was to­day. That’s part one done.

“Our job is now to get him there on Box­ing Day quite a lot fit­ter than he was to­day.

“I wouldn’t say a race­course gal­lop would go amiss, ac­tu­ally.

“We’ll try and win the King George and then make a sec­ond-half-of-the-sea­son plan.”

Nico de Boinville rode to vic­tory in the 188Bet Fu­ture Stars In­ter­me­di­ate

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