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Lingfield turf races and Leicester given all-clear

TUESDAY'S turf races at Lingfield and Leicester have been given the all-clear after course officials staged a successful inspection.

Three of the seven races on Lingfield's card were under a cloud due to the recent wet spell which afflicted most of Britain.

Conditions have improved markedly, however, enabling clerk ofthe course Neil MacKenzie Ross to deliver a positive assessment at 8am.

"The turf races will remain on the card after a dry night," he confirmed.

"We still have heavy ground, but the rainon Tuesday looks minimal and should not hit us hard."                  

The other four races on the card will be competed on Lingfield's all-weather surface, as was originally scheduled.

Leicester also got the go ahead after the track passed a 3.30pm inspection on Monday.

The fixture hadbeen put in doubt by the recent heavy rain but clerk of the course Jimmy Stevenson reports a much improved situation at the Leicestershire track.

He said: "Racing goes ahead, there are no further inspections planned and theground remains heavy.

"We had a dry day today and although there is some light rain forecast to move in tomorrow morning, we have seen such an improvement today that we can take a little bit of rain."


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