Conditions at Punchestown have been testing all weekPICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)
Punchestown to inspect at 8am on Saturday
OFFICIALS at Punchestown have called an 8am inspection before the final day of the five-day festival.
On Friday night the track was described as raceable, but after a weather-disrupted week and with further showers forecast, officials opted to take a cautious approach.
Richie Galway, Punchestown's racing manager, said: "The track has had a tough week and while it is perfectly raceable we want to be prudent and so will have an inspection in the morning.
"The forecast is for it to be dry tonight with possible showers tomorrow." Saturday's sixrace card starts on the banks course at 2.40, with the Gold Cup at 3.15.