Might Bite's jumping in his Betway Bowl win at Aintree was some of the best that his trainer Nicky Henderson has witnessed.
The 67-year-old trainer was unsure whether to pitch the nine-year-old into the race on the back of his scrap with Native River in last month's Cheltenham Gold Cup where he had to settle for second place.
However, despite the attentions of Bristol De Mai, Nico de Boinville helped pull Might Bite clear as he romped home by seven lengths with Clan Des Obeaux over three lengths further back in third.
On the King George VI winner's efforts, Henderson said: "That was as good a round of jumping as you'll ever see. He was just on it the whole way - he was doing crazy things.
"The horse was just enjoying himself. He's been telling us he's right, but you just can't tell until you run them how much they have left in the Cotswolds (Cheltenham).
"That's obviously it for this season. We'll be a bit braver next year, though, and we might have a crack at the Betfair (Chase, Haydock).
"To defend the King George is the obvious one, but if the ground is reasonable we will think about starting in the Betfair on the way to the King George."
Article Posted on Friday 13th April 2018 @ 09.19
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