Cheltenham Festival: Native River romps to Gold Cup success
17 March, 2018, 01:26 | Author: Laverne Higgins
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"The Gold Cup is the hardest race of the season as they go flat out and normally the big strong stayers win it", he said.
Might Bite's handler, Nicky Henderson, was looking to become the first trainer to capture the Cheltenham Festival's three signature races in the same year - the Champion Hurdle, the Champion Chase, and the Gold Cup.
But the race was all about the memorable battle between last year's third-placed horse Native River and the King George VI Chase victor Might Bite.
"I knew Nico [de Boinville] was there and to be fair to Might Bite, he has run a hell of race, but I think we just outstayed him".
"It's been a long 18 years", Johnson said.
"Those are two courageous horses, but I was pleased that Might Bite kept me company".
Irish trainer Willie Mullins - six-time a runner-up - will also have to wait another year to finally win a Gold Cup as none of his quartet looked like breaking the jinx.
Henderson conceded that Might Bite was beaten by the better horse, but feels his horse was disadvantaged by the very soft ground.
"He hasn't had a lot of chasing experience, so each race at this stage is going to be of benefit to him". Native River has been laid out for this and was given just the one prep run ahead of his second tilt at the Gold Cup.
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