O O Seven set for weekend return

Nicky Henderson could give O O Seven the chance to get his season back on track at either Warwick or Huntingdon this weekend.

O O Seven could be in action this weekend

The seven-year-old was an impressive winner at Cheltenham on his chase debut in November but fluffed his lines when stepped up to three miles and Grade Two company at Doncaster last month.

The Seven Barrows' handler is keen to get the Flemensfirth gelding back on track and is hoping for an improved performance.

"He was horrible at Doncaster, a very sloppy performance compared to the previous day at Cheltenham," he said.

"He's got entries this weekend, he worked very well on Saturday and there's every chance he could reappear this weekend."

Speaking on At The Races' On The Line programme, Henderson also had news of Might Bite who took a crashing fall at Kempton over Christmas with the Grade One Kauto Star Novices' Chase all but won.

"It was unfortunate to say the very least," he said.

"It was a pretty remarkable performance. I thought he was pretty good at Doncaster the time before and his jumping has just been improving and I think this is the hard luck part of the other day, as this horse is the last horse who needed a fall like that.

"He's been a little bit off the last week but I have wanted to do anything with him anyway. That was a pretty nasty fall and you wouldn't even say he was getting a hard race to be honest, he cruises at a very high speed and it was pointed out to me that the time he was going to go round in was exceptional.

"We've got to see what we can do. When the time comes we need to get him schooling again, the mental scars could be far more significant and until we get him jumping again we just don't know. Hopefully he'll be okay as he must be a very talented horse to do what he was doing before that fall."

Top Notch has endured no such problems but there are still no concrete plans for the diminutive performer.

"He's done really well, but he isn't a very big person," commented his trainer.

"Every time he's run he's jumped really well and he's had a very good start and his confidence has grown, but I'm not sure which side of the fence he'll fit into."

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