Leading female National Hunt rider Bryony Frost suffered a terrible injury at Bangor on Saturday and will now face some time on the sidelines.
Frost was riding the her retained trainer Paul Nicholls at Bangor on board Sir Psycho in the Excel Signs Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase where the six year old jumped markedly right at the first and then came crashing down at the second.
This left Frost with a broken collarbone, but with some big rides around the Christmas period she is hoping to get back in time to rider Frodon in the King George.
Nicholls told Betfair: “Bryony is obviously very sore and has broken her collarbone. I think she has sent her scans off to the specialist today to have a look at them. They’ll come back to her in a few days’ time with their opinion.
“I know she has her sights set on riding Frodon in the King George – that’s a month away. I think that’s her aim, but it’s just hoping her scan results are OK for her to proceed to aim for that day.”
Frodon is currently a 33-1 shot to land the Boxing Day feature race, looking to win the race for a second time in just three years.