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Bryony Frost rides out claim at Kempton after 75th winner on Marienstar

Bryony Frost made history as just the second female in Britain to ride out her claim over jumps when she partnered the Neil King-trained Marienstar to her 75th success under rules at Kempton on Monday.

Bryony Frost, photo Liesl King

Charismatic 23-year-old Frost, whose victories include a Grade 1 triumph on Black Corton, last month's Old Roan Chase on Frodon and back-to-back Badger Ales Trophies on Present Man, the latest coming at the weekend, said: "Crikey, I'm a professional now, I've flown the nest and I'm not quite sure what to think.

"It's now a bit of a daunting time but I've got a great team behind me and Paul [Nicholls] and Neil fill me with a lot of confidence."

Although the majority of her victories have been for Nicholls, King has been a great ally to Frost in her short career, the pair combining to great effect with Milansbar in January in the Grade 3 Classic Chase at Warwick. The same horse finished went on to finish fifth in the Grand National in April, also under Frost.

Her Grade 1 triumph on Black Corton came in the Kauto Star Novices' Chase last year and Frost added: "Kempton has a great place in my heart.

"I've had some of the best days of my life here, with Black Corton's big victory being the highlight. I'm still just a little person and really have to pinch myself."

Frost joins Lucy Alexander, champion conditional in 2012-13, and Rachael Green, who has not ridden for a couple of seasons, in an exclusive club of female jumps jockeys based in Britain to have partnered 75 winners.

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