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Kelso: passed fit to hold racing on Thursday

  PICTURE: Jon Winter  

Kelso and Thurles on but Leicester falls to weather

KELSO'S big raceday will go ahead on Thursday after the BetVictor Morebattle Hurdle card passed a morning inspection.

There was also positive news for Thurles, which passed a morning check, but Leicester was abandoned due to waterlogging.

Heavy rain and snow had threatened Kelso's meeting and the BetVictor Morebattle Hurdle (2.40), won last year by Simonsig and the year before by Peddlers Cross.

However, clerk of the course Hazel Peplinski wrote on Twitter: "Good news! Kelso Racecourse passes the precautionary inspection. Racing goes ahead. Going is now heavy after 6mm snow/rain."

Any Given Day is favourite to give trainer Donald McCain and owner Tim Leslie victory in the 2m2f Morebattle Hurdle and McCain said: "He's in grand form and ready to get back on the track. We're dropping back in trip slightly but that shouldn't inconvenience him too much.

"There are a couple of young improving horses in there but he's had a tough time of it for a while since his Silver Trophy win and this looks a nice opportunity to get him back to winning ways."

Leicester is the sole meeting to fall to the weather on Thursday with Thurles passed fit for racing and the going described as heavy.

There is also racing at Kempton and at Meydan in Dubai where the UAE 2,000 Guineas is the highlight.

Thurles: Heavy
Kempton: Standard
Meydan: Tapeta: Standard, Turf: Good
Leicester: Abandoned - waterlogging
Fontwell: Abandoned - waterlogging

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