Frodon flexed his Cheltenham Gold Cup muscles by winning Saturday's Silviniaco Conti Chase at Kempton.
The Paul Nicholls-trained gelding had been looking to return to form after being soundly beaten into third on his last two starts of 2019 at Aintree and Haydock, and did just that during Saturday's Grade Two feature.
The eight-year-old led from the front and jumped with his usual fluency to win by a length-and-a-quarter from nearest rival Keeper Hill.
Bryony Frost was in the saddle for the victory and she feels the manner of Frodon's performance shows he is now back to his best.
"He was textbook," Frodon was quoted as saying by the Racing Post. "Paul Nicholls had him so fit and ready, around the home bend I gave him a kick and he came up underneath me.
"It was magic, he's 100% right now."
A run in this year's Gold Cup could now be on the cards for Frodon although Frost would not be drawn on whether the Cheltenham Festival showpiece will be the horse's next destination.
"That's up to the boss," the jockey added. "I just get out there and kick as hard as I can."
Article Posted on Saturday 11th January 2020 @ 15.22
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