Bertrada

Bertrada

(bĕrträ`də), d. 783, Frankish queen, wife of Pepin the ShortPepin the Short
(Pepin III), c.714–768, first Carolingian king of the Franks (751–68), son of Charles Martel and father of Charlemagne. Succeeding his father as mayor of the palace (741), he ruled Neustria, Burgundy, and Provence, while his brother Carloman (d.
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 and mother of CharlemagneCharlemagne
(Charles the Great or Charles I) [O.Fr.,=Charles the great], 742?–814, emperor of the West (800–814), Carolingian king of the Franks (768–814).
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. She tried without success to reconcile Charlemagne and his brother CarlomanCarloman,
751–71, son of Pepin the Short. He and his brother, Charlemagne, shared the succession to their father's kingdom; Carloman ruled the southern portion. Attempts to end rivalry between the brothers failed, and when Carloman died Charlemagne seized his domain.
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. Also called Bertha of the Big Foot or Queen Goosefoot, she figures in Carolingian legend.
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Paul Hanagan is on the sidelines with flu but Moriarty proved an able deputy aboard Richard Fahey's filly, who stretched clear inside the final furlong to cosily repel Bertrada at odds of 12-1.
Stable's newly appointed apprentice Frankie Pickard is more than capable, and the 7lb claim, plus the filly's headgear, should enable Bertrada to reverse recent Southwell form with Ballyshane Spirit.
However, it may be worth noting she was hard at work approaching the final furlong and the runner-up Bertrada (matched at an in-running low of 3) was asked to make up ground from the rear, so the winner could be flattered by the result.