Thankfully there will be no repeat of this wintry scene over the next few days
©Healy Racing Photos
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Everything appears set for an exciting week of jumping action, with three Irish meetings taking place tomorrow at Leopardstown, Limerick and Down Royal.
The going has improved slightly at Leopardstown ahead of their four-day Christmas Festival, with the ground currently described as soft (yielding to soft in places).
There was no overnight rain at the Foxrock venue, with just the chance of showers this evening.
The outlook is for some showers over the next few days but nothing too significant.
The highlight at Leopardstown tomorrow is the Grade 1 Racing Post Novice Chase featuring the mouth-watering clash of Arvika Ligeonniere and Oscars Well.
The ground at both Limerick and Down Royal is currently described as heavy.
We will have on-course reporters at all three meetings on St Stephen's Day to keep you up to date with all the latest news.