Punchestown Passes Inspection

Sun 18th Nov 2012, 07:52

Hurricane Fly is in action at Punchestown this afternoon
©Healy Racing Photos
By Alan Magee
Today's meeting at Punchestown, featuring the return of Hurricane Fly in the Dobbins & Madigans @ Punchestown Morgiana Hurdle, goes ahead following an early morning precautionary inspection.

Officials decided to have a look this morning due to the threat of frost.

< Hurricane Fly faces three rivals in the Grade 1 event, with Go Native, Captain Cee Bee and Unaccompanied all in opposition.

There is plenty of talent elsewhere on the seven race card with two Grade 2 novice chases. The action gets underway at 12.35pm.

The going remains heavy, soft to heavy in places.

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