Nicky Henderson left scratching his head following Might Bite’s King George flop
NICKY Henderson is still scratching his head after Might Bite’s shocking run in the King George.
The top stayer finished a well-beaten seventh when attempting to defend his crown at Kempton on Boxing Day.
Sportsfile – Subscription Might Bite (left) has suffered heavy defeats both starts this season[/caption]
The 10-year-old was sent off the 3-1 favourite for the 3m feature, despite a disappointing defeat on his comeback in the Betfair Chase.
But he was struggling a long way out and was found to have a small amount of blood in his nostrils after his defeat.
He has since undergone a series of tests, but they have yet to produce an explanation for his performance.
Henderson said: “He is fine and I can’t tell you any more as I don’t know any more.
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“He had an exercise on Monday and Toby (Lawes, assistant trainer) rode him out.
“We can’t find anything and the test results were all right.
“We are considering dozens of things as there is something not right, that is fair to say. Where we find it, goodness only knows.
“We are talking to lots of different experts on 10 different subjects.”