Nicky Henderson has confirmed, via his Unibet blog, that his stable star is to have his palate cauterised after they failed to find anything significantly wrong with the horse in the wake of his disappointing run in the King George.
The 10-year-old has failed to fire on two starts this season in the Betfair Chase and at Kempton on Boxing Day and connections are now hoping a breathing procedure will do the trick in the lead up to the Prestbury Park carnival in the spring.
The 2017 King George hero was a narrow-runner up in the Cheltenham Gold Cup last season in a famous duel with Native River and Henderson is clearly now hoping there is still hope the horse can go one better this term.
A winner of the RSA Chase in 2017, Might Bite will have two weeks rest according to the Seven Barrows handler with the hope being that the breathing op does the trick as it did back in 2016 when he last had his wind looked at.
The bookmakers have pushed the horse out to around 16/1 in the ante-post market as a result of his latest poor performance and this latest news of no major issue coming to light is likely to put punters off parting with their hard earned money.
For the time being though, Might Bite remains on track for the big race in March off the back of another wind procedure and the jury remains out on his racing future in 2019.