Heavy overnight rain forces Hexham and Southwell to cancel after inspections
Another wet night has led to more weather woes, with the cards at Hexham and Southwell card cancelled due to waterlogging following inspections this morning.
"We've had in excess of 20 millimetres of rain, double what was forecast, and it's still raining," said clerk of the course Roderick Duncan.
This is the reason we couldn't race this afternoon. The weather gods haven't been kind to us and left us with areas of waterlogging. pic.twitter.com/WilehEEtVF— Southwell Racecourse (@Southwell_Races) April 10, 2018
Hexham clerk of the course James Armstrong called an inspection at 9am due to persistent rain at the track, but following a lengthy check was forced to admit defeat, with the course waterlogged again.
That leaves Hereford as the remaining jumps fixture, where conditions will be testing on heavy ground.
All-weather action at Dundalk and Wolverhampton completes today's programme, and there could be Classic clues at Dundalk, where Kevin Prendergast gives 1,000 Guineas entry Alghabrah, a half-sister to Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Awtaad, her second start in a maiden.
Hereford (first race at 1.40)
Heavy (GoingStick: Chase 5.0, Hurdle 4.8 at 6.30am on Tuesday)
Cancelled - waterlogged
Cancelled - waterlogged
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