The first horse that we think could cause a huge shock at this years festival is the four time Grade 1 winning Might Bite for trainer Nicky Henderson.
This season was set up to be the ultimate campaign for the 10 year old with the two big Grade 1s in the King George VI Stakes and Gold Cup, up for grabs in a very difficult but inconsistent division there for the taking.
However, the seven barrows trained chaser has had the season from hell with the potential to right his name in jumps racing folklore and all the preseason hype centred towards this horse and he just has not looked the same jumper as he was last year.
He started his campaign off at Haydock in the Grade 1 Betfair Chase where he went off favourite but something seemed to be a miss when all the other horses picked up and he didn't.
This saw him finish last of five, with his trainer saying the bigger fences at Haydock were not to his liking and took a lot out of him on his seasonal return.
He then moved on to the King George at Kempton a track loves racing at and he was defending his 2017 title. He was even more disappointing in this finishing laboured and way back in the field.
Henderson revealed that he came back bleeding from his nose which has never happened before and after that an infection was found.
It was then they made the conscious decision to get him fully prepared and not race him again until the Gold Cup and that is what Henderson has done.
He is now reported to be in good form again and from knowing in the past how well this trainer can get a horse in the best possible shape and reverse the odds from previous runs, he could just turn up on the biggest occasion of all.
Might Bite is currently sitting at a 20/1 outsider for the contest he finished a brilliant second in behind Native River. We think he could be the surprise package for this race if Nicky Henderson has got him back to his very best which he revealed he might of.
(Credit Racing Post) Henderson said: “We have done lots of things with Might Bite. We have recauterised his palate.
"A lot of horses have had the surgery done a few times – it can last about three runs and then you have to do it again.
“We have freshened him up and Nico [De Boinville, jockey] rode him on Saturday and thought he was in terrific form. If it was good ground in the Gold Cup at Cheltenham, which it would need to be, then hopefully he would run well."