Bridget Andrews put one over her boyfriend Harry Skelton when partnering Mohaayed to victory in the County Hurdle.
“I’m in shock to be honest as we wrote him off because of the ground.
“Harry went against him for Spiritofthegames,” said Andrews riding her first Festival winner.
“Harry came over and gave me a huge kiss. He’s just as delighted as I am. I said sorry to him.
“Honestly, I didn’t think he had a chance on that testing ground.
“Harry gave me a shout going down the hill, ‘Not too fast Brid’. I was waiting for the others to join me, but they didn’t.”
A woman rides her fella at Liverpool’s Aintree Racecourse
Andrews and Skelton have been together for seven years and both work for Dan Skelton, the winning trainer and Harry’s brother.
“I didn’t think I would ever ride a Festival winner,” she added.
“My sister, Gina, won the Kim Muir last year. So it’s great for both of us.”
Mohaayed, a 33-1 chance, proved too strong for Remiluc with Whiskey Sour finishing third.
Skelton later escaped serious injury after a fall in the Grand Annual Chase on North Hill Harvey, who had to be put down.
1.40 Potters Sapphire
2.15 Clondaw Westie
3.25 King Uther
4.35 Le Capricieux
5.10 Shoofly Milly
5.45 Kreb’s Cycle
7.15 Breathless Times
7.45 Titan Goddess
8.15 The King’s Steed
8.45 Lord Murphy
3.40 Peace N’ Milan
4.50 Crosshue Boy
5.25 Small Farm
3.15 Cobra De Mai
3.50 Chosen Path
4.25 Abracadabra Sivola
5.00 Soldier Of Love
2.25 Big River
3.35 Regal Flow
4.10 I Just Know
4.45 Iskabeg Lane
5.20 Just Don’t Ask
5.55 Lechlade Magician