Ayr finally gets go ahead

Wed 23rd Jan 2013, 13:15

photoAyr has beaten the frosty conditions
©Healy Racing Photos
This afternoon's meeting at Ayr survived three inspections and goes ahead as planned.

Frost was the big concern at the Scottish venue, but temperatures have risen sufficiently during the morning for the jumps fixture to be given the thumbs-up.

A protracted third inspection at 12pm revealed a positive outcome, with the going officially soft.

Ayr's card, an additional fixture granted last week by the British Horseracing Authority in response to the wintry weather, is the first turf racing to take place since last Thursday.

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