Whoshotthesheriff (Dylan Thomas) Impresses At Carlisle

Back-To-Back Wins For Progressive Son Of Dylan Thomas

Whoshotthesheriff (5g Dylan Thomas - Dame Foraine, by Raintrap) gained his second successive win in impressive fashion, when taking the Novices’ Hurdle at Carlisle on Saturday.

A winner on his first start for Philip Kirby last month, he was dropping back in trip to two miles and one furlong on his latest start. Once again sent off favourite under Sean Quinlan, the bay tracked the leaders for much of the way and asserted with ease at the second last. Quickening clear, he was eased towards the finish, crossing the line six lengths in front of Staged Engagement.

Previously trained by Gordon Elliott, the Hambleton Racing-owned winner is now three from four over hurdles and was previously placed in three bumpers. Bred by Mountain View Stud in Tipperary, he was a €100,000 store purchase at the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale.