Gary Carson

Gary Carson

Brigade scores for Byrnes

Sun 28th Feb 2021, 17:23

Charles Byrnes after winning the Paddy's Rewards Club Handicap Hurdle with Light Brigade
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Light Brigade ran out a game winner of the Paddy's Rewards Club Handicap Hurdle at Naas for trainer Charles Byrnes.

The Leading Light gelding had opened his account at Fairyhouse in January and was making a successful handicap debut.

Kevin Brouder tracked the leaders on the 4/1 shot (backed from 6/1) before hitting the front turning for home.

His mount got a bit close to the last flight but found plenty on the run-in to hold the staying on Bythesametoken by three-parts-of-a-length.

Byrnes is set to start a six-month suspension on Thursday. He didn't comment afterwards.

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