Bryony Frost wins the November Stobart Jockey of the Month award
Bryony Frost has won the Stobart November Jockey of the Month prize after a stellar month including victory in the Badger Ales Trophy Handicap Chase at Wincanton on 11 November.
Other nominees included Tom Bellamy following his 25/1 win in the Bet Victor Gold Cup Handicap Chase aboard Splash of Ginge on 18 November at Cheltenham, and Daryl Jacob for his superb ride on Bristol de Mai in the Betfair Chase at Haydock.
Frost, 22, who received 45% of the vote, was delighted to receive the award and thanked her team for the support they have given her during her career so far.
“It feels amazing to win the Stobart Jockey of the month prize,” Frost said.
“There were some incredible rides from some great jockeys during November so to be pinpointed as the best is an honour.
“If it wasn’t for the owners, trainers and the team behind me I wouldn’t be able to ride in the races that I do.
“I can’t accept this as my own prize so I’d like to thank everyone who’s helped me along the way.”
Frost’s winner on Present Man at Wincanton was the biggest win of her career to date, and just a week later the Devon-born jockey followed it up with victory in the mallardjewellers.com Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham on 18 November aboard Black Corton, another big Saturday winner.
What a performance from Present Man (8-1) who battles bravely to beat Final Nudge in the Badger Ales Trophy Handicap Chase. pic.twitter.com/qqLuuiyUeW
— Wincanton Racecourse (@wincantonraces) November 11, 2017
Despite hitting a rich vein of form, Frost is still extremely grateful for each ride she receives and is happy to repay the favour.
She said: “There’s a lot of hard work that goes in to those winners, you can see how much it meant to the owners, trainers, for me, the connections.
“There were so many ties, which makes it more special to win races of this nature.
“I’m delighted with the opportunities that I’ve been getting recently. When you get these rides and you get the job done it makes your life a lot easier. You need to grab these opportunities with both hands so to get the results is class.
“It’s a privilege to get a seat on some of these horses and I’m taking one step at a time, winner after winner, and seeing where it takes me.”