Navan card washed out
Racing:This afternoon’s meeting at Navan has been cancelled because of a waterlogged track. Officials at the Co Meath circuit were left with no option but to cancel the meeting following an early-morning course inspection.
Further overnight rain put paid to any notion of the jumps fixture defeating the elements.
Meanwhile, Leopardstown officials are optimistic they have escaped the worst of the rain ahead of their four-day Christmas festival, which begins on St Stephen’s Day.
The Foxrock track got off relatively lightly on Friday as a forecast deluge failed to materialise. Conditions are now expected to improve heading into next week.
Nessa Joyce, Leopardstown racing and operations manager, said on Saturday morning: “We only had seven millimetres of rain overnight, which we are very happy with as there was a lot more forecast.
“We are likely to be soft at this stage. That was the worst day in terms of rainfall. Sunday should be decent, and we might even see a slight improvement.
“Although there is rain hanging around, Monday and Tuesday should be fine, with no threat of frost.”