Charles Byrnes is a trainer that is more known in the racing world for his horses performing in Ireland and does not send many horses across the pond to compete in Great Britain but he sends just the one today.
The Big Galloper runs in the 14:50 at Sedgefield for the trainer and the four year old gelding has to be of some interest off the back of some of this trainers exploits throughout his career.
Back in 2016 Charles Byrnes along with jockey Davy Russell landed one of the biggest gambles the racing industry has ever seen pulling off a remarkable treble at Roscommon two years ago.
The treble when first priced up came to a starting price of 3,314/1 as combined odds. Before the off of the first race this was a different story and all three horses had been heavily backed to leave the treble standing at just 42/1.
The three horses went on to oblige and land the hat trick which was estimated to cost the bookmaking industry more than £1 million.
The Big Galloper is best priced today at 13/8 and has a great chance to land this race today. Three starts ago he finished a positive second in a bumper at Limerick in what was heavy ground that day and with todays conditions getting wetter and wetter he has a clear chance.
He has a three pound claimer on board and is already middle of the weights in this five runner field and is one to note with this trainer very rarely bringing his horses over here.