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Leopardstown look again

Officials at Leopardstown have called a further inspection ahead of Tuesday's meeting.

The card, which kicks off the delayed Christmas meeting and is due to feature the Grade One Lexus Chase, will hinge on the result of a check at 7.30am.

While all the snow on the track has now cleared, the remaining surface water is concerning officials at present.

Racecourse manager Tom Burke said: "Apart from one very small section of the track all the snow had gone this morning so we'll have another inspection.

"Some rain is due tonight but we're pretty hopeful we'll be able to give it the OK by the morning.

"We're pretty confident we'll be OK but we've gone from one extreme to the other, from heavy snow to now a possible waterlogging situation but the drainage here is pretty good.

"It's a wait and see situation, but after a rapid thaw I think the ground is going to be heavy."

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