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Morning check at WexfordHeadlines
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Wexford will stage a second inspection at 8am ahead of their National Hunt fixture on Tuesday.

Although the track was raceable following a Monday afternoon assessment, heavy rain had left the track partially waterlogged earlier in the day.

Horse Racing Ireland tweeted: "Wexford to hold further 8am inspection due to adverse overnight weather forecast. Track currently raceable, ground heavy."

Roger McGrath has his fingers crossed the meeting goes ahead in order to get smart mare Thynetocatcher back out on track in the Saltees Island Mares Novice Hurdle.

Based locally at Cappoquin, McGrath admits the deep ground will be a new challenge for his six-year-old, who took a maiden hurdle at Killarney in the spring and chased home Top Madam in a Grade Three at Down Royal earlier in the month.

The winner franked the form with a sound effort at Cork on Sunday, while Thynetocatcher's main rivals in the six-strong field appear to be Spring Hawk and Willie Mullins' impressive Gowran winner Reine Angevine.

McGrath said: "She's in good form and I hope the meeting goes ahead. She ran a respectable race last time but this is going to be a new experience. I know she has form on soft ground, and I was hoping it would be soft, but we had all this rain.

"None of them will have seen conditions like it will be here. Willie Mullins' French mare looks like the one to beat, but I'm hoping for a big run from mine."

McGrath plies his trade bringing through young horses but also dabbles in the point-to-point field and saddled Kilty Storm to finish second to Baby Run in the 2010 Christie Foxhunter at Cheltenham.

He added: "I just have a small team, a couple for this and a couple for point-to-points. I sold this mare to a man who lives down the road, and that's why she's still with me."

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