Horses To Follow » Sixshooter


Sixshooter was very good in winning the two-mile-six-and-a-half-furlong beginners’ chase at Galway on Sunday. Always prominent, with a clear lead or a share of the lead, he jumped his fences really well in the main for a debutant, and he and The Bosses Oscar were just moving on from Sams Profile when that rival made a mistake at the final fence which put the final nail in his chance. The Bosses Oscar came under a ride on the run around the home turn, but Sixshooter was stronger. He moved on as they straightened up for home and moved towards the near side, and he came clear impressively from Bay Ambition, who moved into second place in front of The Bosses Oscar.

You could hardly have asked for a more satisfactory chasing debut from Noel Meade’s horse. He was a good hurdler, he reached a rating of 145 in that discipline, despite the fact that he was never that fluent over his hurdles.  Two for two in bumpers, early indications are that he will be much better over his fences, which could allow him go well beyond his hurdles mark over fences. He stays well and, after winning a beginners’ chase that has a rich history of producing high-class staying chasers, with Don Cossack, Presenting Percy, Last Instalment and Jessies Dream on the roll of honour, he could morph into a high-class staying novice chaser this season.
Galway, 24th October 2021