The racing world’s biggest sweethearts Bryony Frost and Frodon are set to headline Aintree’s action on Sunday.
The pair are set to return to defend their title of the Grade 2, Monet’s Garden Old Roan Chase. Frost rode Frodon to a one length victory over Emma Lavelle’s, Javert, to scoop the £45,000 prize pot.
Frodon has been at Paul Nicholls stable since January 2016. Head Lad, Harry Derham took to twitter this morning, confirming the French 7 year-olds’ entry in the race.
— Harry Derham (@Harry05Derham) October 21, 2019
Bryony and Frodon caught the imagination of the nation on ‘Fabulous Thursday’ at the Cheltenham festival this year. Frost gave an emotional interview live on ITV Racing after winning the Ryanair Chase.
The duo have a special bond, Frost spoke highly of her ‘best friend’ after the win at Cheltenham: “He is Pegasus, he has got wings,” With the victory, Frost became the first woman to ride a Grade 1 winner over these fences.
The Old Roan chase is the feature on the nine race card, which includes, some valuable handicap hurdles, a 3-mile handicap chase and two charity races.
It will be the first time Aintree opens their doors since The Grand National Festival in April. The Halloween Family Raceday has plenty of entertainment for all ages including; horseback riding, archery, a falconry display, ghost train ride, a freak show and lastly the Aintree Dog show.
The races come at 35-minute intervals, which leaves time in-between to enjoy all the festivities. Tickets are still available for this weekend’s extravaganza, £22 for Adults and children go free. MerseyRail have put on an all zone day saver for people travelling to and from Aintree on the day for a good price too.
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