Ground eases at Fairyhouse

Tue 14th Nov 2017, 08:20

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Following 4mm of rain the ground at Fairyhouse is now soft to heavy, heavy in places.

There is a mainly dry forecast ahead of the action tomorrow afternoon.

The first on a seven-race jumps card is due off at 12.45.

Cork race on Sunday and the ground is currently soft (chase) and soft to heavy, soft in places (hurdle).

It is also set to be mainly dry over the coming days in the Mallow area.

Punchestown report their going to be Soft, Soft to Heavy in places ahead of their two-day fixture this Saturday and Sunday.

There will be fresh ground both days on the hurdles course.

Paul Townend

Riding Next Destination to win at Naas on Saturday is a sharp reminder of how good a position I am in as second jockey to Ruby Walsh. I’d say this is my ninth season being second jockey to Willie Mullins and it is a fantastic position to be in, but I do know that the downside to that job is that I’m only borrowing Next Destination and I’ll be handing him back to Ruby the next day!