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The Lowdown: waterlogged Taunton falls to weather but Ludlow gets the go-ahead

Taunton: seven-race card has fallen to the weather
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Today's news

  • TAUNTON LOST: Taunton's seven-race card was the latest to fall victim to the weather when the waterlogged course failed to pass a 7.30 inspection. However, there was some respite for jumps fans after Ludlow got the go-ahead.
  • POSITIVE OUTLOOK: Officials at Cheltenham, including regional director Ian Renton, remain confident the festival will go ahead despite concerns about the spread of coronovirus.
  • IN TRANSITION: William Hill's chief executive Ulrik Bengtsson insists the bookmaker is in good health despite posting loses of £37.6 million in the last financial year.
  • BIG CHANCE: Following the release of the Cheltenham handicap weights, Jamie Snowden believes Thomas Macdonagh has a big chance of giving him a second festival winner when he lines up in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle next month. 
  • BAD LUCK: Sean Bowen will miss the Cheltenham Festival after suffering a broken collarbone at Kempton on Saturday.

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Today's meetings

**STAR MEETING**
Ludlow 
(first race 12.30)
An attractive seven-race card is headlined by a competitive running of the £21,000 Fobra Gold Cup Handicap Chase. The Venetia Williams-trained Roll Again looks sure to figure prominently in the market along with seasoned campaigners Bobo Mac and Head To The Stars. Read the preview here

Going Soft, heavy in places
SPOTLIGHT TIP: Cap St Vincent (3.25)

Musselburgh (1.00)
Going
 Soft, heavy in places

Taunton CANCELLED

Newcastle (AW) (1.55)
Going Standard to slow

Clonmel (2.00)
Going Heavy

Chelmsford (AW) (5.30)
Going Standard

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Maddy Playle's top tip

Station Master (3.25 Ludlow)
Hasn't been seen since November but that may have been a bonus as Kim Bailey's horses were out of form. They are performing better now and this horse has been given a distinct chance by the handicapper. He has gone well fresh in the past and can outrun his odds.

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The Venetia Williams-trained Roll Again looks sure to figure prominently in the market
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