Grand National 2018 - Bryony Frost to Ride Milansbar

Grand National Horses: Bryony Frost Likely to Ride Milansbar

22-year-old Bryony Frost certainly made a name for herself in 2017 and now looks to be going from strength to strength ahead of the National Hunt’s season showcases. Having already been touted at 3/1 to ride a winner at the Cheltenham Festival in March, Frost now finds herself being tipped to climb aboard Milansbar at the Grand National, just four weeks later. She believes Milansbar is the Grand National horse needed to help her get a win at Aintree.

Frost, who starred in Cheltenham Trials Day on Saturday, winning the Crest Nicholson Handicap Chase with Frodon, has already enjoyed success astride Milansbar.  She won the Warwick Classic Chase with the 11-year-old, with owner Robert Bothway stating his intent on Frost keeping the mount in the Grand National.

Paul Nicholls, however, appears to have the first refusal on this impressive young jockey. The 55-year-old has entered in six Grand National horses this week, but when asked about calling upon her services he was relatively inconclusive. ‘She rode Sisol in the Welsh National, she’s ridden Warrior’s Tale’, Nicholls posited. ‘She’ll ride any of them if we need to. But I looked at those entries and thought a lot of them might go other ways.’

It could well be that Nicholls cannot facilitate Frost within his ranks this year, hence prompting her to reunite with Milansbar at Aintree.

There is surely going to be a ‘Frost effect’ on the odds of whatever the 22-old-year rides this year, given her scintillating form. As it stands, Milansbar is a 50/1 shot but it can’t be imagined that anything she rides in the race will exceed 20/1. Will Milansbar be the horse to help Bryony Frost achieve a Grand National win?

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