By Dan Walsh
The first of the two-day magic festival of racing at Bettyville Park takes place tomorrow (Sunday) with 93 entries and the going anticipated to be ‘soft, heavy in places’ following heavy rainfall in recent days.
Latest update on the going from Wexford Racecourse today (Saturday) reads; “Heavy, soft in places. Following 9mm of rain today. Forecast remains unsettled with a further 6mm (approx) of rain prior to racing.”
Most of the top trainers have entries. The feature race is the Jim and Kay Whitty Memorial handicap Chase where Waterford’s John Queally supplies the favourite in Pat Coyne (2/1) who is bound to earn even more support from the punters.
SUNDAY’S CARD; 1pm; Racing Again Tomorrow Maiden Hurdle of €6,490.00 (2 miles). 16 runners.
1.35pm; Wexford Racing Club Maiden Hurdle of €6,490.00 (2 miles 4 furlongs 150 yards).17 runners.
2.05pm; Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Mares) Hurdle of €7,670.00 (2 miles 4 furlongs 150 yards).7 runners.
2.40pm; Slaney View Motors Wexford Handicap Hurdle (rated 80 – 102) of €6,195.00 (2 miles 4 furlongs 150 yards). 17 runners.
3.15pm; Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Steeplechase of €7,670.00 (2 miles 4 furlongs).14 runners.
3.50pm; Jim and Kay Whitty Memorial Handicap Steeplechase of €10,030.00 (2 miles 4 furlongs).7 runners.
4.20pm; Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares (PRO/AM) INH Flat Race of €6,490.00 (2 miles).15 runners.