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Might Bite Hands Henderson Dramatic RSA One-Two

Wednesday 15th March 2017
Nicky Henderson

Might Bite was a dramatic winner of the RSA Chase, as he reeled in stablemate Whisper to hand Nicky Henderson a one-two in the Grade 1 event, but the former nearly lost his chance when veering off in the closing stages of the novice showpiece.

Nico de Boinville was looking for more Cheltenham Festival glory after riding Altior to victory on Tuesday, and turning for home he had looked to have sealed the victory on board the 7/2 favourite, but having fluffed his lines at the last fence, Might Bite swerved to the right.

As this was happening, Henderson's other raider Whisper was reeling him in, and with Might Bite veering and slowing dramatically it was that charge that took the lead, but de Boinville managed to get his mount back in a straight line, and in the final few strides he reeled in the gap, and eventually won by a nose.

14:10 RSA Novices' Chase (Grade 1)
1.Might Bite - N Henderson - N De Boinville - 7/2f
2.Whisper - N Henderson - D Russell - 9/2
3.Bellshill - W Mullins - R Walsh - 5/1
12 Ran

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