• Young jockey lifts another big prize with victory on Milansbar
• Frost turns on the skill and then the charm
This was the latest big day for the enormously popular young jockey Bryony Frost, who won another major Saturday race and simultaneously bagged herself a ride in the Grand National. She and Milansbar had their rivals in trouble a long way from home with an attacking approach to the Classic Chase, coming home 11 lengths clear despite odds of 12-1.
It was Frost’s first ride on the horse and she evidently made the right impression on the winning owner, 80-year-old Robert Bothway, enjoying his biggest moment in the sport after more than half a century of owning racehorses. He described her work here as “brilliant, absolutely first-class, couldn’t have wished for anything better”, adding that he would be delighted if Frost were able to take the mount again at Aintree in April.