Cheltenham Festival

Ch’tibello wins County Hurdle in family affair on Gold Cup day

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.”

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