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Frodon and Frost are perfect match at Kempton

Frodon and Bryony Frost were the toasts of Kempton on Boxing Day as they sprang a 20-1 shock in the Ladbrokes King George VI Chase. They led throughout and jumped in trademark perfect sync as they delivered trainer Paul Nicholls’ 12th win in the great race. Here, PA Racing records the tale of the unexpected in pictures:

Frost was under trainer's orders to get out in front and keep galloping from start to finish in a bid to outrun a stellar field - and Frodon was her willing partner
Frost was under trainer’s orders to get out in front and keep galloping from start to finish in a bid to outrun a stellar field – and Frodon was her willing partner (Alan Crowhurst/PA)

Silver Streak provided an apt appetiser with his own surprise victory in the Ladbrokes Christmas Hurdle - at the expense of 1-5 favourite Epatante
Silver Streak provided an apt appetiser with his own surprise victory in the Ladbrokes Christmas Hurdle – at the expense of 1-5 favourite Epatante (Alan Crowhurst/PA)

A Boxing Day packed with shock results began at Wetherby. Ballycallan Fame and Charlie Hammond got the Rowland Meyrick card off to a highly unlikely start with their 125-1 win in the opening mares' novice hurdle - by 23 lengths, after leading throughout
A Boxing Day packed with shock results began at Wetherby. Ballycallan Fame and Charlie Hammond got the Rowland Meyrick card off to a highly unlikely start with their 125-1 win in the opening mares’ novice hurdle – by 23 lengths, after leading throughout (Tim Goode/PA)

Canelo and Tom Bellamy (left) slug it out to get the better of Snow Leopardess in the William Hill Rowland Meyrick
Canelo and Tom Bellamy (left) slug it out to get the better of Snow Leopardess in the William Hill Rowland Meyrick (Tim Goode/PA)

Meanwhile, back in Surrey ... 'Do these things work?' Trainer Nicky Henderson may be far from the only one struggling to believe his eyes
Meanwhile, back in Surrey … ‘Do these things work?’ Trainer Nicky Henderson may be far from the only one struggling to believe his eyes (Alan Crowhurst/PA)

Three is a crowd - well, not quite, as Tier 4 restrictions applied for Kempton's big day
Three is a crowd – well, not quite, as Tier 4 restrictions applied for Kempton’s big day (Alan Crowhurst/PA)

Job done: Nicholls catches a quiet moment with his big-race hero
Job done: Nicholls catches a quiet moment with his big-race hero (Alan Crowhurst/PA)

Even Frodon's best mate appears taken aback at his crowning moment
Even Frodon’s best mate appears taken aback at his crowning moment (Alan Crowhurst/PA)