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Wolverhampton: compacted lumps of snow and ice caused abandonment

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Wolverhampton's Friday fixture abandoned

WOLVERHAMPTON'S twilight meeting scheduled for Friday has been abandoned.

An inspection was held on Thursday at 2.30pm, and although the snow covering the track had been cleared, the course was still unraceable, which led to officials holding another inspection on Friday morning.

Conditions had improved again, but compacted lumps of snow and ice proved the course's downfall, as clerk of the course Fergus Cameron explained.

He said: "Significant improvement has been made to the track, however, there are still a number of fairly large compacted lumps of snow and ice in the track, and with temperatures not expected to get above freezing today there's not sufficient evidence that things will improve."

The next meeting at the course is on Monday and Cameron is hopeful of racing taking place then.

"Going forward, with temperatures expected to rise over the weekend we'd be fairly optimistic of racing on Monday," he added.

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