Punchestown & Tramore go ahead
The "water splash" at Punchestown
(Healy Racing Photos)
Officials decided yesterday to call an inspection at both tracks this morning due to the recent inclement weather, and the prospect of further rain.
The going is heavy at both venues.
The first on a seven-race card at Punchestown, where all ladies and children under 14 are admitted for free, is at 12.35pm.
Patrons of the Co. Kildare track are also reminded that today is the last chance to avail of their 3 for the price of 2 ticket offer for the National Hunt Festival in April.
There is also a seven-race jumping card at Tramore to wind up their centenary celebrations, with the first race at the south-eastern seaside venue getting underway at 12.45pm.
In the UK, racing also goes ahead at Uttoxeter today following an inspection this morning. Just 2mm of rain in the last 24 hours left the track fit for racing.
Paul Nicholls believes Tidal Bay could be the horse to try for the unique double of the Ladbrokes World Hurdle and the John Smith's Grand National.