Son Of Dylan Thomas On Target Once Again
Whoshotthesheriff (5g Dylan Thomas - Dame Foraine, by Raintrap) made a winning start for the Philip Kirby stable when taking the Novices’ Hurdle at Sedgefield on Thursday.
Successful on his hurdle bow at Ayr earlier in the year, the Hambleton Racing-owned bay was sent off favourite on his first run over two and a half miles and was ridden to chase the leaders by Sean Quinlan. Racing alongside the leader approaching the second last, he soon gained a narrow lead and was ridden on the flat to score by a length and a quarter.
Second on his only other start over hurdles, Whoshotthesheriff has also been placed in three bumpers. A €100,000 store purchase, he was bred by Mountainview Stud in County Tipperary and is a half-brother to two black-type performers.