No worries for Kempton
There are no weather-related problems ahead of Kempton's two-day Christmas meeting, featuring the William Hill King George VI Chase on Boxing Day.
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Although the track has sustained 71 millimetres of rainfall since December 15, the going on Christmas Day morning was described as soft.
Further intermittent showers have been forecast, but clerk of the course Barney Clifford is in fine spirits.
"We've had one millimetre of rain overnight and the ground is soft. The forecast is good for Christmas Day, and likewise on Boxing Day.
"There is a risk of showers, but nothing at all that would give us any cause for concern. It's all very good news."
Hopes are also rising that Towcester can overcome the threat of waterlogging.
Although the nearby River Tove burst its banks on Tuesday afternoon, the residual standing water on the track is beginning to recede.
A statement issued by the track on Christmas Day evening read: "The forecast is to be dry and clear tonight and tomorrow.
"Most of the standing water has drained away and conditions continue to improve. We remain positive that racing will go ahead.
"Further updates will be issued at 7.30am."
Fontwell's Boxing Day fixture is likely to go ahead without any issues.
Five millimetres of overnight rain has left the ground heavy, but there are no plans to inspect.
Clerk of the course Ed Arkell said: "Providing the forecast it correct, we will be fine.
"The track dried nicely on Tuesday, despite a couple of showers, and the forecast is for a decreasing risk of showers."
It is also good news at Sedgefield, where the going on Christmas Day morning was described as soft.
The forecast ahead of their Boxing Day card is for dry weather.
Market Rasen similarly reports for duty on Boxing Day, with the vibes from Lincolnshire deeply encouraging.
The going is soft on the chase course and soft, good to soft in places on the hurdles track.
A dry night has been strengthened by a positive forecast on Boxing Day.
Irish racing fans also look set fair for a bumper Thursday, with Limerick, Leopardstown and Down Royal all in a happy place.
Irish Turf Club press officer Cliff Noone said: "There are no concerns at all three courses. Everything is ready to go."
There are no problems, too, at Wetherby, where the forecast is for a dry 48 hours.
The going at the Yorkshire circuit is soft, good to soft in places.
Wincanton had been battered by the recent wind and rain which left standing water on parts of the track on Christmas Eve.
The situation has, however, now improved, with the official going heavy, soft in places. Four millimetres of rain has fallen within the last 24 hours, but Wincanton officials claim the forecast for Boxing Day "looks dry".
Ffos Las and Huntingdon were not so fortunate, of course, as both meetings were abandoned on Christmas Eve due to waterlogged tracks.