Leopardstown 'heading the right way' for Friday card

Wed 7 Mar 2018

Officials at Leopardstown are "cautiously optimistic" Friday's rescheduled meeting will go ahead.

The Foxrock venue was forced to abandon meetings on Sunday and Monday, which traditionally stage the pre-Cheltenham Festival gallops, after the cold snap bit hard.

An eight-race card was swiftly rearranged to take place on Friday and clerk of the course Lorcan Wyer is keeping his fingers crossed the track continues to improve.

He said: "It's definitely heading the right way, but it's not a done deal yet.

"We had more snow in Leopardstown than some of the other tracks. The last 24 hours have seen a significant improvement, but I wouldn't be as bold as saying we'll definitely be racing.

"We're on the right path and we've got a bit of time on our side, so we're cautiously optimistic."

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