Fairyhouse was passed fit for racing this morning
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By Alan Magee
Following the news that today's meetings at Punchestown and Tramore will go ahead, there was further New Year cheer as Fairyhouse was also passed fit for racing.
The Co. Meath venue is scheduled to hold a meeting tomorrow but their New Year's Day fixture was thrown into some doubt due to the recent wet spell of weather.
The chase course in particular at Fairyhouse has been monitored over the past few days but officials passed the course as fit for racing this morning.
The going on the hurdle course is currently described as heavy (soft to heavy in places), while the chase track is heavy.
Meanwhile the going at Thurles, where the Grade 3 Beamish Stout Phil Sweeney Memorial Chase is the feature this Thursday, is currently soft on both the hurdle and chase tracks following 3.3mm of rain overnight.