Leopardstown announce race switch

Tue 22nd Jan 2013, 15:36
Arvika Ligeonniere entered in Arkle
Arvika Ligeonniere entered in Arkle
(Healy Racing Photos)
The Arkle Chase scheduled to be held at Leopardstown on Sunday has been transferred to Saturday's card as part of a revision of the program for this weekend's two-day meeting.

The changes are being made due to the adverse weather forecasts and concerns about the chase course.

The Ryan's Event Cleaners Beginners Chase has been transferred from the Saturday card to Sunday.

The Solerina Mares Novice Hurdle (Listed), which was due to be held at Fairyhouse last Sunday, will now be held at Leopardstown on Sunday.

Fresh entries for this race will close at noon on Wednesday.

Leopardstown chief executive Pat Keogh said: "We have made this decision early to give as much time as possible to owners and trainers to make their arrangements.

"The decision was made to ensure that we were able to run the Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase over the weekend.

"With all the uncertainty over the weather we have decided to err on the side of caution."

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