Bryony Frost continued her remarkable season by steering Milansbar to big-race success in the Betfred Classic Handicap Chase at Warwick.
The talented conditional jockey has been one of the success stories of the season so far, most notably claiming Grade One glory aboard the Paul Nicholls-trained Black Corton in the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.
Neil King’s Milansbar was turning out just a week after unseating Trevor Whelan in the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow.
Fitted with blinkers for the first time, the 11-year-old raced on the pace throughout and after jumping accurately at each of the fences down the back straight, he had his rivals in deep trouble rounding the sweeping bend for home.
Cogry did his best to bridge the gap in the home straight, but Milansbar showed no signs of stopping and passed the post 11 lengths clear under his jubilant rider.
Cogry was in turn 12 lengths clear of 9 Missed Approach in third.
Frost said: “He was awesome. God, he jumped.
“I was really looking forward to riding him. He’s an 11-year-old, but he doesn’t know that.
“He was a bit brave at one down the back, but I thought ‘OK, if you want to go brave, let’s go brave’.
“I got a lovely breather in on the home bend and asked him to go in the straight and he just never stopped. I didn’t even have to pick my stick up.”
Reflecting on the season as a whole, she told ITV Racing: “I’m really lucky. Dave Roberts (agent) and everyone behind me is working really hard to get me on horses like this.
“I love my job. It’s the best world to be in.”