Sandown Take Chase Option

Fri 1st Feb 2013, 14:24

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Sandown have abandoned their scheduled hurdle races on Saturday and will now stage an all-chase card.

Clerk of the course Andrew Cooper inspected the track at 8am but found the hurdles track to be waterlogged.

Three extra chases were provisionally programmed earlier this week and they will now take place instead of the hurdles, with Cooper reporting no concerns for the chase course.

The Betfred Mobile Sports Contenders Hurdle was due to be one of the highlights of the card with the likes of leading Champion Hurdle fancy Darlan set to run.

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The East Down Foxhounds point to point, scheduled on Saturday, 2nd February, will go ahead following a course inspection.