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Navan upbeat for Sunday card

Officials at Navan remain hopeful of racing on Sunday after avoiding the worst of the storms that battered Ireland on Wednesday.

The venue is due to stage a seven-race card, highlighted by three Grade Two events which features the likes of Dunguib, Foxrock and Champagne Fever among others.

Track manager Darren Lawlor said: "Thankfully we have not been as badly hit with the storms as some parts of the country. We would have raced yesterday, and it's raceable today.

"The forecast is for more rain coming in tomorrow but it should be fine for Saturday and Sunday, so all things being equal we should be fine.

"We have good entries, so hopefully they stand up and we should have a good day's racing on Sunday.

"Make no mistake the ground is heavy, but there is no water on the track. We had a big capital investment project last year putting in new drainage and that has been a huge help to the track.

"We'll just have to wait and see what the weather brings tomorrow."