Lingfield switches to all-weather after heavy rain

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Brighton: passed an early morning inspection on Tuesday

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THE four turf races at Lingfield on Wednesday have been switched to the all-weather track after heavy rain, while Brighton got the green light to race on Tuesday after it passed an early morning inspection.

Lingfield’s turf track was described as heavy with standing water in places after 32mm of rain in the previous 24 hours.

As more rain is forecast before racing, the BHA on Tuesday gave Lingfield officials permission to swap the four races to their Polytrack surface. The meeting was originally an equal split of four turf and four all-weather races.

Declarations for the four turf races were cancelled. Original entries still stand and declarations for the transferred races will close at 10am today.

Brighton okay

Brighton’s card on Tuesday got the go ahead at a 7am inspection.

There was heavy rain forecast overnight but only 3mm fell on the track, leaving the going soft, heavy in places.

The Met Office forecasts further rain at Brighton between noon and 4pm this afternoon.

There were numerous non-runners declared at Brighton and other meetings.

Chepstow, Fontwell and Newbury, which all stage racing, are all forecast rain, some of it heavy, as wet weather moves in from the south west.


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