Guest keen to mark Southwell return in style
SOUTHWELL races for the time since November and trainer Richard Guest is hoping Dickie Le Davoir can land his fourth victory at the track in the feature handicap.
Flooding forced Southwell to abandon all its fixtures in December and January, but there are no problems for racing - much to the delight of Guest.
"He's in grand old form and likes the track," he said of his runner.
"It will be great to be back as I have been leading trainer there for the past two years."
Southwell clerk of the course Roderick Duncan said: "We've relaid both straights on the all-weather and the going is standard to slow, as you might expect until it beds in.
"We had some trials on it last week that were a success and it's great to be racing again."
Market Rasen and Fairyhouse faced inspections to race, but were given the go-ahead.
There was no planned inspection at Sedgefield, but officials abandoned racing after snow overnight and in the morning.
Southwell standard to slow
Market Rasen soft, heavy in places