Day three round-up
Bryony Frost is quickly adapting to the role as the Frankie Dettori of National Hunt racing and her victory on Frodon in the Ryanair Chase catapulted her further into the limelight.
In doing so she because the first woman to ride a Grade One winner over jumps at the Cheltenham Festvial and justified Paul Nicholls’ decision to skip the Gold Cup with the bold-jumping front-runner.
While Aso gained the advantage jumping the last, the 9-2 chance, as he has done so many times already, kept on finding up the Cheltenham hill to win by a length and a quarter.
Frost said: “My god, he jumps and just at that minute when he got overtaken, most horses would quit, but he grabbed me by the hands and said, ‘don’t you dare give up, don’t you dare not send me into the last – I want this more than you, now come on, where are you’.
“Just look at what he’s done there – deny that he just loves racing. He’s unbelievable.
“He just made the dream come true, it’s just incredible. He will deserve every single high five, pat and carrot.”
Nicholls said: “That was awesome, I’ve lost my voice a bit. She (Frost) deserves it.