Kelso and Limerick go ahead

  • Last Updated: December 29 2012, 8:45 GMT

This afternoon's meetings at Kelso and Limerick go ahead as scheduled.

Kelso's clerk of the course Hazel Peplinski announced a 7am precautionary inspection due to the threat of overnight rain, but that failed to materalise and the inspection was cancelled.

Peplinski said: "I'm delighted to say racing goes ahead.

"They were forecasting a band of rain overnight, but we somehow managed to miss it, which is great news.

"The ground is still heavy and we're forecast some light showers through the day, but we're racing and that's the main thing.

At Limerick, Irish Turf Club officials decided to check on conditions due to the threat of overnight rain but are happy to give the National Hunt fixture the green light.

Turf Club press officer Cliff Noone said: "They had 3.5 millimetres of rain overnight, but they've got away with it.

"I'd imagine the ground is going to be pretty sloshy, but they are happy for racing to go ahead."

The seven-race card gets under way at 12.35pm, with the ground unsurprisingly described as heavy.

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