Snow beats Lingfield

This afternoon’s meeting at Lingfield has been abandoned due to snow and an inspection is set to be called ahead of Saturday’s card.

Neil Mackenzie Ross has been forced to admit defeat after staging inspections at 8am, 10am and 11am in a bid to get this afternoon’s meeting on.

The situation at the track has deteriorated and he has called off the meeting before a planned 12 noon check.

He said: “We are just struggling with the machinery on the track. We can’t get it round quickly enough to keep the track fit for racing.

“While it is not particularly heavy snow, it is coming down continuously which means we aren’t able to keep the track safe and fit.

“I would think we will probably have a morning inspection for Saturday’s card.

“We need to go and take stock of the situation, keep working the track for the rest of the day and overnight if needs be.

“I would suggest a morning inspection is likely and we will announce details later in the day.”

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