QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle
Grade 2, Limited Handicap,
Ayr 14:45
£105,000 added, 4yo plus,
2m, Class 1   
Saturday 22nd April 2017

1 Chesterfield 12/1
2 Zubayr 12/1
3 Mohaayed 5/1J
4 Vosne Romanee 40/1
16 ran Distances: shd, 2¼l, 1¼l
Time: 3m 43.20s (slow by 3.20s)


Jockey Daniel Sansom landed Saturday's Scottish Champion Hurdle on Chesterfield.

The seven-year-old won the battle with Zubayr to score in the Grade Two Ayr contest, returning at 12/1 for trainer Seamus Mullins.

It capped a decent couple of weeks for the son of Pivotal, who landed the Pinsent Masons Handicap Hurdle at Aintree on April 8. 

Chesterfield stayed on strongly under pressure from Zubayr, with 5/1 joint-favourite Mohaayed third ahead of Vosne Romanee.

Sansom was delighted with the result and paid tribute to his mount and to those who believed he had what it takes to be a professional.

"It feels a bit surreal. You can't do anything without the horse, though," he said. "I started in the pointing fields about three years ago and then Seamus asked me to join him as an amateur before turning professional last year.

"I just feel so thankful to everyone. I wasn't even sure I'd won crossing the line."

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QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle
£105,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m, Class 1
16 ran
Going: Good to Soft, Good in places

Pos Dist Horse Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st Chesterfield (IRE) 12/1 Daniel Sansom (7)
J W Mullins 7
2nd s.h Zubayr (IRE) 12/1 Sam Twiston-Davies
P F Nicholls 5
3rd Mohaayed 5/1j Harry Skelton
D Skelton 5
4th Vosne Romanee 40/1 Aidan Coleman
Dr R D P Newland 6
5th ¾ L'Ami Serge (IRE) 8/1 D A Jacob
N J Henderson 7
6th s.h Tommy Silver (FR) (ex5) 7/1 Stan Sheppard (3)
P F Nicholls 5
7th nse London Prize 10/1 T J O'Brien
Ian Williams 6
8th ½ Hawk High (IRE) 20/1 B Hughes
T D Easterby 7
9th ¾ Sceau Royal (FR) 8/1 Kevin Dowling (10)
A King 5
10th 1 Peace And Co (FR) 12/1 J McGrath
N J Henderson 6
11th nk Ozzie The Oscar (IRE) 10/1 R Johnson
P J Hobbs 6
12th Bertimont (FR) 18/1 P J Brennan
D Skelton 7
13th s.h Intense Tango 50/1 Mr J J O'Neill (7)
K R Burke 6
14th 5 Baltimore Rock (IRE) 40/1 A P Heskin
N P Mulholland 8
15th Winter Escape (IRE) 5/1j M P Walsh
A King 6
16th Traditional Dancer (IRE) 33/1 Henry Brooke
I Jardine 5