Punchestown heavy ahead of Sunday
Aerial view of Punchestown
(Healy Racing Photos)
The course received 4mm of rain since 8am yesterday.
The forecast for today is mainly dry and windy with some showers, possibly heavy. There will be showers overnight as winds decrease.
It is to remain unsettled tomorrow with strong winds and passing showers.
There will be a sharp frost tomorrow night with persistent rain for a time on Friday. Rain will clear towards Friday night with another frost likely.
It is then forecast to be mainly dry and cold on Saturday with the chance of further frost on Saturday night. Milder on Sunday with damp and misty conditions.
John Quinn remains adamant Countrywide Flame is capable of making his presence felt in the Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in March.