Roscommon and Charles Byrnes – we have been here before! The Limerick-based trained hit the bookies for six at Roscommon in 2016 by landing a now famous gambled-on treble, with all three winners heavily backed at morning prices. The trio were available at enormous combined odds of 3,314-1 at early prices, but the starting prices accumulated to just 42-1.
Byrnes is back from a suspension and has hit the ground running with two winners this month since his return. He will be looking to make up for lost time and he sends just one runner to his favourite Roscommon Racecourse on Monday afternoon. The horse has been backed from 11-2 into 2-1 in places so some people out there are having a right pop.
Running in the opening Boyle Maiden Hurdle, the horse in question is Boom Boom Boom. There could be plenty of Boom’s in the Byrnes inner circle if this horse wins, that’s for sure. This is by no means a strong race and the four-year-old son of Raven’s Pass would have solid claims on his form alone so the money is no surprise really.
Jack Foley, one of the most talented young riders in Ireland at present will take the ride and his 7lb claim is extremely valuable. He has placed third in both of his recent hurdle outings at Killarney and Wexford and has the reopposing Boola Boola behind in fourth when last seen.
The horse that they have to beat in order to win this is probably Trezibond, who finished ahead of him at Wexford last time out. However, there was only three parts of a length between them and the Byrnes horse is effectively 3lb better off at the weights if you factor in the rider’s allowance.
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