Lingfield: Thursday meeting will be a mixed card featuring three bumpersPICTURE: Edward Whitaker/racingpostpix.com
BHA plug holes with three all-weather cards
THE BHA on Monday moved to plug the gaping holes in the British racing calendar, caused by the continuing bad weather, with three additional all-weather meetings.
With possibly no jumps racing in Britain or Ireland until at least Saturday, the diet of all-weather action has been beefed up, through Lingfield on Thursday, Southwell on Friday and Kempton on Saturday.
Lingfield’s new fixture will be a mixed card featuring three bumpers, while Southwell and Kempton are all-Flat offerings.
Abandonments on Monday at Leicester, Hexham and Southwell completed a rout of jumps racing scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, with Taunton having previously announcedthe loss of its meeting slated for Tuesday afternoon.