Milansbar wins the Betfred Classic Chase at Warwick under superb Bryony Frost ride

LIFE retains getting higher for Bryony Frost.

Recent from Grade 1 glory over Christmas the gifted younger rider landed the £seventy five,000 Betfred Classic Chase on Milansbar at Warwick yesterday.

She had Neil King’s robust stayer up with the tempo all through. After seeing off the problem of Missed Strategy it was clear the pair have been going to gather turning for house.


Bryony Frost and Milansbar win the Classic Chase at Warwick

The 12-1 shot – sporting blinkers for the first time – popped over the final two fences and drew instantly from runner-up Cogry for an eleven-size success.

Frost beamed: “He’s well mannered, pretty massive-striding horse. Neil stated to consider in him however to recollect you may need to be scrubbing for a great distance. It wasn’t like that – my arms obtained extra work than my legs today.

“The Welsh Nationwide didn’t go to plan. He obtained swallowed up – he’s acquired an opinion so he didn’t prefer it. I don’t blame him.”

If racing ever wanted anybody to argue it’s case Frost must be excessive on the listing.

Her enthusiasm is contagious and she or he appears to have the ability to squeeze extra solutions right into a minute than the cleverest brainbox on Mastermind.

She added: “The gang was superior. There was just a little boy, solely about 4, giving me the thumbs up – that’s actually cool. I like to provide time to individuals as a result of individuals have given time to me.”

Milansbar is certain to go up a good bit in the weights and he might want to if he’s to sneak into his meant goal the Grand Nationwide.

Proud proprietor Robert Bothway stated: “The coach phoned me up – sadly he couldn’t come today – and stated ‘Aintree right here we come’.

“We had hoped to run him in the Nationwide final yr however there was a bug in the secure so we determined towards it.”

Frost – whose day Jimmy gained the 1989 Nationwide on Little Polveir – turns 23 the day earlier than the world’s biggest race in April. It might make for a really glad birthday.

 Nicky Henderson had a day to celebrate

Nicky Henderson had a day to rejoice

One other man celebrating yesterday was Nicky Henderson. His haul of 4 winners unfold throughout Warwick and Kempton – together with Lanzarote Hurdle hero William Henry – was nothing too uncommon for the champion coach. Nevertheless it got here on the day he married his lengthy-time companion Sophie in Scotland.

It was one other massive-race success for profitable jockey James Bowen after final week’s Welsh Nationwide triumph.

He stated: “I can't consider issues are going in addition to they’re – it’s unimaginable. Hopefully it should hold going.”