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SportBryony Frost helps Frodon fight off challenge from Aso to win a dramatic Ryanair Chase and becomes the first Grade 1 female-winning rider at Cheltenham

19:55  14 march  2019
19:55  14 march  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The jockey has her eye on Cheltenham , where she can become the first woman to win a Grade A 10lb better Frost would surely be very hard to beat? She brushes that off with “ I don’t know about Bryony Frost shares the credit with Frodon after winning the Crest Nicholson Handicap Chase at

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Bryony Frost helps Frodon fight off challenge from Aso to win a dramatic Ryanair Chase and becomes the first Grade 1 female-winning rider at Cheltenham © Reuters Bryony Frost

FULL RACE RESULT

1st Frodon (Bryony Frost) 9-2

2nd Aso (Charlie Deutsch) 33-1

3rd Road To Respect (S W Flanagan) 9-2

Bryony Frost helps Frodon fight off challenge from Aso to win a dramatic Ryanair Chase and becomes the first Grade 1 female-winning rider at Cheltenham © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Frodon clinched victory at the Ryanair Chase after fighting off Aso at Cheltenham

Bryony Frost secured her place in the record books as she became the first woman to ride a Grade One winner at the Cheltenham Festival with victory in the Ryanair Chase.

Partnering 9-2 shot Frodon for trainer Paul Nicholls, Frost was in the front rank throughout in the two-mile-five-furlong contest and the duo were marginally ahead of Aso jumping the last.

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Frodon winning the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup in December. Frodon has run nine times at Cheltenham , winning on three occasions. Should Frodon earn his way into the Gold Cup field, he would give Frost the chance to become the first female jockey to win the most prestigious prize in

Jockeys Rachael Blackmore and Bryony Frost have ensured their careers aren’t defined by gender but should they fight out the finish of Thursday’s Ryanair Chase Women fighting out a Cheltenham festival finish isn’t new. No such distinction applies to Thursday’s most valuable Grade One highlight.

Aso appeared to just edge in front after the final fence - but Frodon would not lie down and he responded to Frost's every urging to pull a length and a quarter clear at the line.

Bryony Frost helps Frodon fight off challenge from Aso to win a dramatic Ryanair Chase and becomes the first Grade 1 female-winning rider at Cheltenham © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Bryony Frost became the first woman to ride a Grade One winner with victory on Thursday

Aso (33-1) kept on for second, with Road To Respect claiming third.

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.'

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