Lingfield: going described as "very heavy" following recent wet weatherPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Blank day avoided as Lingfield goes ahead
FEARS of no racing taking place in Britain on Tuesday have been allayed after Lingfield survived a 7.30am inspection.
Following the abandonment of the day's other planned fixtures at Sedgefield and Southwell earlier in the week, all hope rested with Lingfield and clerk of the course Neil Mackenzie Ross had good news.
Shortly after the inspection, he said: "We only had 1.2mm of rain overnight and as it stands at the moment we've passed the inspection.
"We'll keep an eye on what's going on through the course of the morning. There's the possibility of some heavy showers but hopefully they're around us and miss us.
"I will be taking out two hurdles - the second in the back straight will be bypassed and the hurdle after that will be removed."
Mackenzie Ross describes the going on both the hurdle and chase courses as "very heavy". The meetings starts at 12.30.