Sunday’s seven race card at Punchestown has been given the all clear following a precautionary morning inspection.
Several meetings around the country fell victim to the wind and rain brought by Storm Demsond on Saturday.
But Punchestown survives, meaning the renewal of the Grade One John Durkan Memorial Chase will go ahead.
The going at the Kildare track is heavy following a further 30mm of rain – more than an inch – overnight. The first goes to post at 12.05.
Meanwhile, the Turf Club has announced that following early morning course inspections, the Louth Foxhounds point-to-point at Tattersalls Farm in Fairyhouse, and the Tipperary Foxhounds point-to-point at Lisronagh in Clonmel Tipperary will both go ahead as scheduled on Sunday.
The ground at both venues is currently heavy.
John Durkan Memorial Chase is the feature at Punchestown with the main attraction Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Djakadam, making his his seasonal reappearance.
The Willie Mullins-trained six-year-old should be a tough nut to crack despite the shorter trip not being his preferred distance.