Diego du Charmil’s County claim
Diego Du Charmil made the long journey from Paul Nicholls' stables in Somerset worthwhile when taking the lion's share of the £50,000 on offer in the bet365 Scottish County Handicap Hurdle at Musselburgh.
Diego Du Charmil knows how to win at the Cheltenham Festival.
Conditional Harry Cobden rode a confident race on the five-year-old, who weaved through the pack to take the lead at the final flight.
Diego Du Charmil (5/1) still had plenty in the tank to win by five lengths from Dominada.
Traditional Dancer was four and a half lengths away in third.
The winner, who took the Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival last season, now returns to the meeting for the Country Hurdle, while this race marked an important milestone for the winning rider, who lost his conditionals' claim in victory.