Sunday 24 March 2019

Festival boost as Frost hits century mark

Bryony Frost. Photo: Steven Paston/PA Wire
Bryony Frost. Photo: Steven Paston/PA Wire

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Bryony Frost enjoyed the perfect boost on the eve of the Cheltenham Festival after Myplaceatmidnight became her 100th winner under rules at Plumpton yesterday.

The Grade One-winning rider expressed her delight after reaching the milestone aboard the Neil King-trained seven-year-old in the starsports.Bet "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle.

Having steered the son of Midnight Legend to victory at Wincanton earlier in the campaign, the 23-year-old repeated the feat with a three-and-a-half-length success in the extended two-and-a-half-mile contest.

Frost said: "It's really cool to get it and I'm delighted, as I've still only got a conditional licence.

"Dad (Jimmy Frost) said at the start of the season it would be good if you get to 30 winners by New Year's Eve this season, and now I've ridden over 40. I've just got to keep my head down and keep moving forward.

"I've got a log book at home of all my rides, from my first ride to today. It has the horse I've ridden, where he finished and who the owner and trainer was. It's cool to look back on when you reach these sort of things."

On the 4-6 winner she added: "He was quite short odds, but it was quite a tight little race. He missed two out, but he jumped the last really well and stayed on well. He is a lovely horse and Neil's yard is flying at the moment."

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