TACTICS and pace proved to be all-important at Kempton on St Stephen’s Day, when the three Grade 1s – the King George VI Chase, the Christmas Hurdle and the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase – all went to front-runners.

Bryony Frost delivered a masterclass on Frodon to win the first-named, setting sedate fractions before Frodon ran from three out quicker than any other recent winner of this race.