Dan Skelton targeting the Scottish Champion Hurdle with Cheltenham hero Mohaayed

DAN SKELTON has the QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle at Ayr on April 21 as the subsequent goal for his Cheltenham Pageant winner Mohaayed.

The six-yr-previous brought on a little bit of a shock when operating out the 33-1 winner of the County Hurdle in what was an emotional success for the Skelton staff.

 Mohaayed clears the last to win the race on Gold Cup Day

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Mohaayed clears the final to win the race on Gold Cup Day

It was a primary win at the assembly for jockey Bridget Andrews, Skelton's brother Harry's lengthy-time period companion.

Mohaayed was raised 7lb by the handicapped for his win, taking him to a mark of 146.

Skelton gained the useful Scottish Champion Hurdle for the first time in 2016 with Ch'tibello.

Skelton stated: "Mohaayed will go for the Scottish Champion Hurdle. I wouldn't be forgetting this yr that the Swinton at Haydock is value £one hundred,000 as nicely – he’s additionally more likely to get his floor there.

"He knew for a day or two that he had a race at Cheltenham, however then they do.

"I don't assume the majority of the Cheltenham horses have come out as rattled as they usually do as a result of the floor was that a lot softer, however he is aware of he has had a run."

DAN SKELTON has the QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle at Ayr on April 21 as the subsequent goal for his Cheltenham Pageant winner Mohaayed.

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