The second day of the Dublin Racing festival will go ahead as scheduled at Leopardstown following a precautionary inspection this morning.

A frost forecast for Saturday night prompted the inspection and the decision has been taken to proceed with Sunday's race card.

A statement from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board reads:

"Following a course inspection at Leopardstown this morning, the course was found to be fit for racing and the fixture scheduled for today will go ahead as scheduled.

"The first of eight races commences at 12.40pm and the ground is currently good to yielding, good in places on the Hurdle and Bumper course and good on the Chase course."

There are eight races coming up today, starting with the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Paddy Mullins Mares Handicap Hurdle 2m2f, which goes to post at 12.40pm.

The Grade 1 Unibet Irish Gold Cup 3m is the feature race at 3.35pm where Road To Respect looks to be the favourite.

You can read the preview for the second day of the Dublin Racing festival by RTÉ Sport's Jonny Ward here.