Lingfield given green light

  • Last Updated: November 27 2012, 7:57 GMT

This afternoon's National Hunt meeting at Lingfield goes ahead following an inspection.

Lingfield: Heavy going on the turf course

Officials had expressed concern on Monday after checking conditions for a second time that afternoon.

But following an 0730 GMT assessment, the fixture was given the go-ahead, with the ground heavy all round on the turf track.

The one bumper is scheduled for the all-weather.

Clerk of the course Neil MacKenzie Ross said: "We had 1.2mm of rain overnight so I feel that we can manage that. There is the possibility of rain around this morning, possibly a heavy shower, but we were forecast that for 7am and that's not been the case so hopefully we have missed it.

"I think we will manage as long as we don't get hit with another six or seven millimetres, but it will be extremely testing ground, I've told all the trainers that, and we will be missing out two hurdles.''

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