Plumpton passes inspection but Stratford forced to cancel
A wet start to the week has left testing ground around Britain as the countdown to Cheltenham enters its final phase.
Overnight rain led to an inspection being called at Plumpton at 9am, which has been passed, but Stratford was forced to call its card off after a second morning inspection.
RACING ABANDONED @stratfordraces we have had 4mm of rain in the last hour and more forecast. The track is now waterlogged in areas— Nessie Lambert (@NessieLam) March 12, 2018
No inspection has been called at Taunton, though the going has eased to heavy, while Chelmsford and Dundalk stage all-weather cards.
Dundalk - first race 2.00
Taunton - 2.15
Heavy (GoingStick 4.4 on Monday at 6am)
Plumpton - 2.20
Stratford - 2.30
Chelmsford - 5.45
Ballyantics 9-1 (from 11)
Free Stone Hill 7-2 (from 9-2)
King Cnut 8-1 (from 10)
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