THERE was a significant treble for father-and-son Charles and Philip Byrnes of Ballynoe Stables, Ballingarry at Downpatrick on Bank Holiday Monday (which it was in Northern Ireland).
Early success for the trainer/jockey duo came with the well-supported (7/1 into 2/1) Dubeyeracingcraic, who made virtually all to land the opening Maiden Hurdle.
The second leg was secured with Reverend Hubert (8/15f), who enjoyed an easy success in the extended 2m5f maiden.
On future possibilities, the trainer told irishracing.com: “We might have a look at something in England, the October meeting in Cheltenham could be a possibility. We like to travel with the horses.”
Grozni (7/2) made it three from three for Team Byrnes, as he stayed on best to claim the Dennison Commercial Opportunity Beginners Chase.
Elsewhere on Monday, another father-and-son team, that of trainer Eric and jockey Conor McNamara (Beechmount Stables, Rathkeale), were in the winners’ enclosure twice at Ballinrobe with Storm Mahler, which justified 10/3 favouritism in the first divide of a Handicap Hurdle, and My Friend The Wind (12/1), which came from off the pace to claim the second divide of that Handicap Hurdle.
The latter is owned by Seán Curran, Askeaton.