High Desert, well-fancied in the handicap chase
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By Alan Magee
The two chase races will go ahead at Leopardstown following an inspection during racing, although three fences will be omitted due to ground conditions.
Officials decided to have a look at the chase track following snow and sleet showers during the afternoon.
However the second fence after the stands, together with the third last and the last fence, will be omitted due to waterlogging.