Trainer Neil King hoping Frost can deliver the goods


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Trainer Neil King is confident jockey Bryony Frost can produce the goods aboard Milansbar if he makes the cut for the Randox Health Grand National.

The 11-year-old has enjoyed a solid campaign but he still needs a few horses to drop out to guarantee a place in the 40-strong National line-up.

Milansbar is available at odds of 41.00 to win the race after a solid few runs this season.

He won the Classic Chase at Warwick in January with Frost on board, but she has yet to race in the Aintree showpiece.

Milansbar then finished fifth at Newcastle in February before coming second last week in the Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter on Saturday.

While King faces an anxious wait, he believes Frost could be the difference at Aintree next month.

Wiltshire-based King said: “She was not available for his next two starts (after the Classic Chase), but she was always going to be the natural choice when she could ride.

“She gave him a nice ride at Warwick. The reason she wasn’t on the next two times was because Paul (Nicholls) needed her.

“Jack Andrews rode him brilliantly at Uttoxeter last time in the Midlands National, but he wouldn’t be able to get anywhere near the weight and, secondly, he hasn’t ridden 15 winners under Rules yet to qualify for it.

“The horse has come out of the race really well. He does take his racing nicely and he’s in very good order.”

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