Going updates

Fri 7th Dec 2012, 09:25

photoThe covers will be down at Punchestown
©Healy Racing Photos
The going at Navan is described as heavy (15mm of rain in the past 24 hours). It's forecast to be cold but generally dry over the weekend.

At Cork they are calling it soft, soft to heavy in places (hurdle) and soft to heavy, heavy in places (chase). There was 4mm of rain overnight.

It's being called heavy at Punchestown (8mm of rain since 8am Thursday).

Frost covers are being laid down at Punchestown today due to current cold snap.

Might Bite To Prove His Worth Next Season

There is not much attention given to national hunt racing in the summer months, by punters or by the media. It is, of course, understandable given that our attention is focused on the flat season: the action at Royal Ascot, the Classics and the rest of the elements that define the summer racing season. Some punters might have a dabble at an ante post bet for Cheltenham next year, but by and large we forget about it until the autumn.

THE IRISH TIMES