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No change in conditions at Leopardstown with a reasonable forecast

Leopardstown could get some sunny weather this weekend
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Racegoers can look forward to some nice weather at least for the weekend action at Leopardstown with conditions set fair.

On Friday the ground remained soft on the hurdle and bumper course and soft, yielding to soft on the chase track.

Showers are forecast for Friday night and are expected to clear early on Saturday morning with the rest of the day expected to be mainly dry with sunny spells. The forecast for Sunday is for dry and bright weather.

Largely drying conditions have taken place at Sandown this week ahead of Saturday's meeting and clerk of the course Andrew Cooper expects the runners to face "tiring, quite dead ground".

After confirming the going as soft, good to soft in places on the chase track and soft, good to soft in places in the back straight over hurdles, Cooper said: "We've had a cold day and temperatures are expected to hover just above freezing on Friday night.

"It's been mainly dry all week. We've had no rain of any magnitude. It's been breezy and the ground is drying out. It's quite dead and tiring, particularly on the hurdles track which is a little bit softer."

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Saturday is expected to be mainly dry with sunny spells, while the forecast for Sunday is for dry and bright weather
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