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Snow catches out Wolverhampton

OFFICIALS at Wolverhampton came under fire from trainer Gay Kelleway after admitting they had not expected the amount of snow that fell on Sunday night, contributing to the abandonment of Monday’s meeting.

Clerk of the course Fergus Cameron had remained optimistic that the sunshine would help melt the snow, but after walking the track he felt the conditions would notimprove sufficiently to stage a safe day’s racing.

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“We had an inch of snow overnight, which wasn’t forecast, and the forecast this morning was for temperatures to rise to 2C which would have instigated a thaw,” he said.

Kelleway, who was due to run Singleb in the 1m½f seller, called for more thought from the course after a wasted day.

She said: “We all knew it was going to be cold and could get down to -8C and all I’m asking is to be told sooner."

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