Winning Hurdle Debut For Son Of Dylan Thomas
Whoshotthesheriff (5g Dylan Thomas - Dame Foraine, by Raintrap) made a winning start to his hurdling career at Ayr on Wednesday.
Previously placed in three bumpers, the Gordon Elliott-trained representative was having his first run since being purchased by Hambleton Racing. Ridden to track the leaders by Sean Quinlan, the bay made his move two flights out and ran on strongly to beat Dali Mail by two and a half lengths.
Whoshotthesheriff was bred by Mountainview Stud Ltd and sold as a store for €100,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale. Dylan Thomas' first National Hunt-bred crop are now 4yo's and he will command a fee of €4,000 at Castlehyde Stud in 2019.