Punchestown Remains Heavy

Sat 8th Dec 2012, 09:45

Flemenstar, one of the stars lining up at Punchestown tomorrow
©Healy Racing Photos
By Gary Carson
Punchestown report the ground heavy but raceable ahead of tomorrow's John Durkan Chase card at the Kildare venue.

It is to be dry today and tonight with temperatures only expected to drop to 3 degrees. Light showers are possible tomorrow.

The feature race boasts the much anticipated clash between Flemenstar and Sir Des Champs.

Cork also race tomorrow and the ground there is also unchanged.

The hurdles track is soft, soft to heavy in places. The chase track is soft to heavy, heavy in places. The forecast is dry and cold

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