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Southwell

Southwell's National Hunt meeting on Monday has been abandoned due to a waterlogged track.

Jump racing was supposed to resume next week at the venue which has been closed since November 20. However, officials are hopeful all-weather racing will take place on Tuesday.

Clerk of the course Roderick Duncan said: "Unfortunately we've had to abandon. We are forecast another 20 millimetres of rain and the course isn't going to improve."

Duncan is now looking forward to the resumption of all-weather racing next week, adding: "The all-weather is going the right way and we shouldn't have any problems racing on Tuesday and Wednesday."

Wincanton are hopeful of being able to race on Thursday despite calling a second precautionary inspection at 8am. The course was passed fit on Wednesday despite 15 millimetres of rain overnight and on Wednesday morning. However, more rain is forecast which could still threaten the all-chase card.

Clerk of the course Barry Johnson said: "We are going to have another inspection at 8am in line of the forecast. It's dry and windy, but there is a band of rain due to come through, about two to three millimetres. I'm just being cautious because if we get more than that we'd be in trouble, but we are very hopeful."

Officials at Chepstow have also called an inspection for 8am on Thursday ahead of the meeting planned for Friday. The ground is currently heavy, waterlogged in places.

Clerk of the course Keith Ottesen said: "We had an enormous amount of rain, we were forecast 12-15 millimetres for Tuesday but in a 24-hour period we had 47 millimetres, and either side of that we've had 10 millimetres, so that's more than two inches in just over 36 hours.

"It was torrential almost all of Tuesday and including the snow melt we've had over 100 millimetres since Friday, hence at this time of year, with quite a worn track, it's not in good shape. We really don't need another drop to give us a chance of racing and we can't be too optimistic, but we'll assess things at the inspection."

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