Bryony Frost rode Greaneteen to win the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown, her 12-1 winner coming at the end of a week in which she gave evidence to the disciplinary hearing for fellow jockey Robbie Dunne, who is accused of subjecting Frost to deliberate verbal and physical abuse, which he denies.
Back in action on the track, the Devonian rode the Paul Nicholls-trained mount to a comprehensive win in the 2m Grade One chase, one of the biggest wins of her career.
“It’s the most blissful place you can be on the back of horses like him, there’s no place you can take yourself,” said Frost. “It’s what I’ve done since I was little, you get to go out and you get to gallop, you jump and you enjoy yourself, you let your conscience take the side of you and you focus. And there’s no better place when you’re gunning with him, and gunning with him. It’s all out there, you leave everything out there, and you just ride and you keep kicking.”
👊 Greaneteen - 2021 Tingle Creek hero @Sandownpark
👏 Bryony Frost does she does best & steers the likeable Greaneteen to victory in the G1 @Betfair Tingle Creek Chase - a 1️⃣2️⃣th win for @PFNicholls in the contest pic.twitter.com/hey7zKQv4a
— Racing TV (@RacingTV) December 4, 2021
Willie Mullins’ odds-on pre-race favourite, Chacun Pour Soi, ran no sort of race. Patrick Mullins had problems getting his father’s stable star into gear and he ended up finishing last.
Hitman, ridden by Harry Cobden, finished second and was also trained by Nicholls, for whom Greaneteen was a 12th win in the Tingle Creek, his first coming in 1999. It was a second Grade One win for Greaneteen, a previous winner at Sandown, while for Frost, victory completed her sixth Grade One win.
• Greg Wood’s report will appear here later