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Confidence sky high again after being dumped on the floor

Frodon's rider, recently back from injury, with a first-hand view

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It's massive to come back to Cheltenham and ride a big winner for Paul Nicholls. Watching from the sidelines while I was out injured wasn't pleasant to start with, but things got better as it went along.

Harry Cobden has won a Grade 2 on Frodon, and Sean Bowen, Nick Scholfield, Ryan Hatch and Jamie Bargary have all been doing a fantastic job in the yards I ride for. 

It does spur you on to come back fitter than you ever were before. At the same time there is the pressure to perform. To get one on the board in a big race is very important. 

Frodon was brilliant, very tough. He is a year ahead of his time if anything, and I would love to know what he will do in a year's time if he can do that as a four-year-old.

I was sitting on the floor in the second race, which was a little bit frustrating, but it does take time to get back into a routine at Cheltenham, where things are happening that little bit quicker. Confidence is sky high again now, which is everything for a jockey.

The most important thing to get right is your mind. The more time you spend sat down with the right people, the better jockey you become in the future.

At the end of the day we are riding horses round a field, so there is only so much you can do, but when you go out there if you are feeling amazing and great about things it makes it all happen a lot easier.

 

 

It does spur you on to come back fitter than you ever were before. At the same time there is the pressure to perform. To get one on the board in a big race is very important
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