No woman has ever ridden the winning horse in the Grand National, Katie Walsh coming closest when finishing in third position on Seabass in 2012. Frost broke new ground last March when she triumphed in a Grade 1 chase at the Cheltenham Festival and she will be aiming to go one better on Yala Enki on whom she won last month at Taunton.
Trainer Paul Nicholls, said: “Yala Enki’s very much like Neptune Collonges as he’s a real stayer with a touch of class. He’s run well over three and a half miles at Haydock and he’s a similar type of horse. Bryony rides him well and gets on well with him, she suits him.
“He was only beaten a little way at Chepstow. I’m still learning about him and I think I can get him better than we’ve had him. He won well at Taunton.”
Yala Enki may be running in the Unibet Grand National Trial at Haydock Park this weekend, however stablemate Give Me A Copper will be heading straight to Aintree.
Nicholls said: “He needs to be fresh like he was before the Badger Ales. We’re not going to run him beforehand. He has a lovely weight and I always thought he’d be a great Aintree horse.”
Yala Enki is an ante-post best price of 33/1 in the 2020 Randox Health Grand National, while Give Me A Copper is a 40/1 punt to be first past the post in the famous steeplechase.