Monday Throwback Race - 02/11/20

Might Bite

Today's throwback race of the day goes all the way back to 2017 when the old star of the jumps Might Bite landed the RSA Novices' Chase at the Cheltenham festival.

The Nicky Henderson trained 11 year old has had a superb career for the yard landing Grade one events such as this race, the Mildmay Novices' Chase, Betway Bowl Chase and the King George VI Chase.

However, the race that will stand out in his career will be when he managed to get up in the final strides to land the RSA at the 2017 festival.

Having looked sure to win the race with ease, with just one fence to go he managed to jump it perfectly, but then veered off a true line letting stablemate Whisper go to the front.

Nico De Boinville managed to get the horse back running a straight line and won in a photo-finish but it will always be remembered as one of the strangest finishes at a festival.