Lightning Strikes Twice For Two Horses Out Of Sire Scorpion

Native River Might Bite

Today, a daughter of Scorpion called She Mite Bite was making her hurdles debut for trainer Nicky Henderson after coming over to England with some smart form she picked up when winning an Irish points race in May.

This saw her being bought for £28,000 and looking like today she could get off the mark in an ordinary Class 4 novice hurdle contest but instead she did something we have seen from a horse out of Scorpion and veered off to the right when she looked clear to make a challenge for the line.

Jeremiah McGrath managed to stay on board and finish the race as runner up but the question that needs answering is why this has happened again to a horse out Scorpion and is it a coincidence or just bad luck.

Overall She Mite Bite does look like a smart horse, not one that will be a show stopper at the big festivals but definitely a horse that will be sure to make profit for her owners after her expenses.

(Video credit - Racing UK)

Obviously the other horse we are talking about, that is out of Scorpion is one of last seasons leading jumps stars and second in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Might Bite.

This nine year old also trained by Nicky Henderson has been a brilliant addition since joining the Seven Barrows yard only losing once in his last seven races and that was at the festival last season to Native River.

Last season he went on to win the King George VI at Kempton and the Aintree Betway Bowl but the season before that was when he really came onto the racing scene.

The race that made him was at the Cheltenham Festival when he jumped the last in the RSA Chase and was clear to the finish line by over 10 lengths but like She Mite Bite veered off to the right and this time managed to get back up in a photo finish to take the race.

This adds to the question that is this just bad luck that the two horses out of Scorpion have done this or is it a trait that comes within the bloodline, but not very often if at all does lightning strike twice.

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