Fairyhouse ready to race

A dramatic change in fortunes has seen the ground dry out at Fairyhouse and officials are expecting tomorrow’s star-studded card to pass without incident.

A total of 34 millimetres of rain fell in the space of a few hours on Sunday morning to wash away that afternoon’s card, after which the Bar One Racing Novice Hurdle and two other Grade One races were rescheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

The mid-week fixture was also in danger of being lost with the track still waterlogged on Monday morning, but conditions have improved and racecourse manager Caroline Gray is confident of the seven-race card going ahead.

Gray said: “We are good to go again. The drains are working well and the ditches are full but the water is getting away.

“We were raceable yesterday afternoon and although we are forecast five to six millimetres this afternoon and showers tomorrow, we are set to go.

“There is no significant rain forecast in the immediate future, which is why we decided to race earlier in the week than later,” Gray told At The Races.

Fairyhouse are offering free admission to racegoers for the rescheduled fixture.

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