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Huntingdon: no problems after temperatures remained above freezing

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Thursday's meeting at Huntingdon goes ahead

THURSDAY'S meeting at Huntingdon goes ahead as planned after overnight temperatures failed to fall below freezing.

Officials had been confident that racing would take place following a favourable forecast on Wednesday but decided to err on the side of caution by calling for an 8am inspection for Thursday.


However, clerk of the course Andrew Morris decided to bring the inspection forward following a relatively mild night and gave the meeting the go-ahead shortly after 6.30am.

He said: "It's really good news. The temperature was around 2C when we checked the course at 5.15am but we decided to wait until 6.30am before making a decision.

"The temperature did not move in that time and I can't see any problems. The going in good to soft, good in places."

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