12/1 shot Ch’tibello stormed through to win a fascinating County hurdle, with jockey Harry Skelton beating his fiancee, Bridget Andrews.
It marked a reversal from last year’s race, when Andrews rode Mohaayed to victory.
We Have A Dream pipped Countister to second place, with favourite Whiskey Sour finishing fourth.
Skelton paid tribute to his brother Dan Skelton, who trains Ch’tibello.
“I ride for a very good person, and I ride for a very good trainer. It was a masterclass training performance,” said Skelton.
Andrews congratulated her fiance on winning with a kiss on the lips just moments after passing the post.
“She was delighted for me,” said Skelton. “I’m very lucky. We’re getting married at the end of August – I couldn’t be marrying a better woman.”