Local racing wins at Easter

Summer Tide and Philip Byrnes winning the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase, at Cork Racecourse, Mallow. Photo: David Keane.

KNOCKLONG’S John Gleeson and Athlacca amateur rider Ray Barron were among the early winners at Fairyhouse on Easter Saturday where Boss Robin easily got the better of long odds-on favourite Ferns Lock in the three-mile one-furlong hunters’ chase.

At the same venue, Askeaton’s Áine O’Connor and County Monaghan trainer Anthony McCann notched up their third success with the All Four Counties Syndicate-owned Familiar Dreams in the Listed Irish Stallion Farms EBF Total Enjoyment Mares INH Flat Race.

In Cork, Billy Lee of Ballingarry and Paddy Twomey were on their mark with their potential 1,000 Guineas candidate One Look which made it two wins from as many starts in the seven-furlong median auction race.

The winner is in the reckoning for the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket but she also holds entries in the Irish, French and German equivalents.

Also, jockey Philip Byrnes, Ballingarry, rode winners for his father Charles (Summer Tide) and Edward Cawley (He’s Home Again) at the meeting.

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