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Wolverhampton 11.01.10

Wolverhampton: officials trying to re-instate going to standard from slow

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Wolverhampton on as Kempton abandons

A SECOND consecutive blank day of racing has been avoided after Wolverhampton passed a 6.30am inspection, although Kempton has called off the day's only other meeting.

The going at Wolverhampton is slow with temperatures between -1C and 1C and a low risk of further snow.

However conditions were different at Kempton with ice crystals in the track following 5cm of snow on Sunday and freezing temperatures.

Kempton's acting clerk of the course Sarah Dunster said: "The problem is the ice crystals in the track. We've cleared the 5cm of snow off the course and worked the track but the ice has been kept in by the snow and the temperatures haven't risen sufficiently. It's -1C and it needs to be 2-3C for the ice to melt."

Earlier Wolverhampton tweeted: "The track was worked to a depth of approximately three and half inches following light overnight snow.

"The going is currently slow, although we will aim to re-instate towards standard as conditions allow. Local roads are all accessible."

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