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Musselburgh jumps fixture cancelled due to frozen ground

Musselburgh: jumps fixture cancelled early on Friday morning
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There was an early blow on Friday morning as Musselburgh's jumps fixture was cancelled due to frozen ground.

An inspection was set to be staged at 8am but clerk of the course Harriet Graham made an early call after temperatures plummeted overnight.

Graham said on Friday morning: "Ground temperatures hit a low of -6.9C last night so there was quite a lot of frost to come out.

"Temperatures today are only set to reach 2C or 3C by noon so there is just not enough time, hence we made an early decision."

Jumps action does take place at Chepstow, where JP McManus holds strong claims in two novice contests as Evidence De Thaix and Dickie Diver look to enhance their reputations at the South Wales track.

Lingfield's all-weather offering features a succession of five handicaps before the John Gosden-trained Frankel colt Gantier headlines a novice field full of eyecatching pedigrees and jockey bookings.

A combined 16 races from Kempton and Dundalk mean evening racing fans will be fully satisfied.

Going reports

Lingfield (first race at: 12.55)

Chepstow (1.05)
Good to soft, good in places (GoingStick 4.5 at 6.30am on Friday)


Kempton (4.10)
Standard to slow

Dundalk (5.00)

Market movers

2.30 Lingfield 3 Gorgeous Noora 11-10 (from 2)
3.50 Chepstow 5 Shintori 7-2 (from 5)
4.10 Kempton 6 Awsaaf 5-2 (from 6)
7.30 Dundalk 3 Koybig 14-1 (from 20)

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Final thought 

The 2m7½f handicap chase at Chepstow (1.05) looks to be a seriously competitive heat. Barbrook Star holds leading claims but this will be far from a simple task for the Philip Hobbs-trained seven-year-old with Royal Tara, Moving in Style and the in-form The Ogle Gogle Man among those to contend with.

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The John Gosden-trained Frankel colt Gantier headlines a novice field full of eye-catching pedigrees and jockey bookings
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