Nico De Boinville has been given the all clear to get back in the saddle on Saturday, meaning he gets the ride on his beloved Might Bite in the Betfair Chase at Haydock.
Nicky Henderson's number one rider has been suffering with a thumb injury that he picked up at Chepstow and has kept him off the track for longer than expected but he has now been given the all clear to ride by the specialist on Wednesday to be able to return to racing.
The race that the all jumps racing fans will be watching on Saturday at Haydock see's the first rematch between Might Bite and the eventual winner in the Gold Cup on there last meeting Native River.
He is set to get going again on Friday in a warm up for the big race with numerous rides on the card at Ascot in what is the first of a two day meeting that see's two Grade 2 races on the Saturday.
De Boinville has be on board Might Bite in nearly all of his racing performances having ridden him 13 out of his 16 overall runs in his career. The Betfair Chase prize pot stands at £200,000 at the weekend but the biggest thing from a racing fans perspective is this is seen as the first big Grade 1 race of the season.
The British jockey has enjoyed four Grade 1 wins on the nine year old son of Scorpion and will be looking to make it five at Haydock on the weekend where the Seven Barrows trained horse is a general odds on favourite at 10/11.
The Betfair Chase is the first leg of a competition introduced into the chasing sphere this year that is the £1 million Jockey Club Chase Triple Crown, which adds extra incentive into the race.
The final declarations were made today and it see's five horses go to post for this Grade 1 and the market looks as follows:
Might Bite 10/11
Native River 3/1
Bristol De Mai 7/1
Clan Des Obeaux 12/1