Sheriff lays down the law

Sheriff Roscoe showed the benefit of a recent outing to take the opening 3m Health Care Beginners’ Chase at Leicester.

Sheriff Roscoe showed the benefit of a recent outing to take the opening 3m Health Care Beginners’ Chase at Leicester.

Trained by Peter Winkworth and ridden by Dominic Elsworth, the 9-2 chance was always prominent and showed a good attitude to fend off even-money favourite Down’s Folly by five lengths.

The runner-up gained the upper-hand with a bold leap at the penultimate obstacle but Elsworth kept his cool aboard the winner, who stuck on well to score with a little in hand.

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