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Full programme for punters to feast on

PUNTERS have a full programme of racing to feast on in Britain on Tuesday after the jumps meetings at Ayr and Lingfield were both given the go ahead.

Neither track had to inspect on raceday morning as they had thought would be the case and they join Southwell in providing 21 races during the afternoon.

It is at that track where arguably the day's most interesting race will be staged, the 7f handicap at 3.15, which has attracted a useful looking field of nine with the 94-rated Nazreef heading the weights.

He is one of four course winners in the race and trainer Hughie Morrison said: "He likes the track but ideally he wants a mile but there are no races over that trip at the moment. Beggars can't be choosers but he goes there in good heart."

The biggest danger to Nazreef looks like coming in the shape of course and distance winner Kickingthelilly. Her trainer Rae Guest said: "She's very consistent on the all-weather and has won at Southwell before. She ran very well at Lingfield last time and we expect a big run."

While Britain's three meetings have escaped the weather, racing in Ireland has not been so lucky with the fixture at Down Royal abandoned earlier in the week.

Today's going

Ayr: Heavy, soft in places

Lingfield: Heavy

Southwell: Standard

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