Lingfield's Friday card abandoned

Wed 3rd Jan 2018, 08:54

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Lingfield's racing programme on Friday has been abandoned because of a waterlogged track.

Standing water on areas of the turf circuit left the situation untenable when clerk of the course George Hill staged an inspection on Wednesday morning.

Lingfield had sustained 65 millimetres of rainfall since Boxing Day, but that was exacerbated by a further five millimetres of overnight rain.

A statement issued by Lingfield's executive read: "More rain forecast tomorrow and Friday morning. There is no prospect of sufficient improvement for racing to go ahead on Friday."

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