Sheriff’s impressive debut
2nd January 2019
It was the perfect start for connections of Whoshotthesheriff at Ayr on Wednesday as he posted a smooth success on his very first start in the Hambleton Silks.
A decent bumper performer in Ireland for leading trainer Gordon Elliot, he proved an impressive winner on his hurdling debut, travelling powerfully throughout and jumping fluently to score on his first start over timber.
Under the experienced handling of Sean Quinlan, Sheriff went about the job in a very professional manner, finishing strongly to win going away by two-and-a-half lengths from the two market principles.
This imposing son of Dylan Thomas was confidently expected to do well for us by Gordon, and certainly looks the type that would do really well over hurdles, and in time fences, for Gordon. Connections can now look forward to an exciting jumping campaign with him.
Sheriff is likely to be back in action later this month as bids to make it a perfect two out of two over hurdles.
There may well be a new face amongst his owners in the paddock next time out as we still have one share remaining in this exciting prospect.
Whoever joins Sheriff’s syndicate looks sure for an exciting ride!
In the meantime, congratulations must go to all of his current connections on this impressive hurdling debut success!