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Carrie Ford struck a blow for women riders – and new mums – by winning the Martell Cognac Fox Hunters’ Chase on Forest Gunner, trained by her husband Richard.
The twice champion female amateur gave birth to a baby girl only 10 and a half weeks ago and the Grand National fences held no fear for her as she landed a famous victory.
Forest Gunner (13-2) led a long way out and ran on strongly to hold the strong-finishing Sikander A Azam (11-2 joint-favourite) by eight lengths.
Gun’N Roses II, the other 11-2 joint favourite, was seven lengths further away in third.