Cheers as Bryony romps to victory

Torbay Weekly

'Three cheers' rang out over Sandown Racecourse as fans hailed Bryony Frost after she had capped a tumultuous week with a show-stopping victory in the £85,000 Tingle Creek Chase.

Forty-eight hours earlier, South Devon's No.1 sportswoman had completed Day Three of an often-traumatic British Horseracing Authority inquiry into her claims of 'bullying' against fellow jockey Robbie Dunne.

But Frost, 26, produced one of her most polished performances to guide the Paul Nicholls-trained 12/1 shot Greaneteen to a five-and-a-half length win in the Tingle Creek, her sixth 'Grade One' success.

Winning the race for a record 12th time, Nicholls said: "To come back here and win a Grade One is testament to Bryony and her professionalism.  Full marks to her."

"It's the most blissful place you can be, on the back of horses like him," said Bryony, "and it's huge to hear that support."

The BHA inquiry has continued this week, with witnesses called by Dunne's 'defence' team.

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