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Ayr, Huntingdon and Sedgefield all survive inspections

Last Updated: 21/02/13 1:28pm

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Sedgefield: Racing goes ahead as planned

Sedgefield: Racing goes ahead as planned

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Fears of overnight frost failed to materialise and a precautionary inspection planned for 8.30 at Sedgefield was called off.

Clerk of the course Phil Tuck said: "Temperatures didn't dip as low as forecast. It's not going to be the warmest of days, with a bit of a wind chill and we might catch an odd shower, but we're fine."

An 8.00 check had been called for Huntingdon but clerk of the course Sulekha Varma said: "It's all fine, there's no frost and the sun is out. Temperatures dipped a bit after daylight but it's still above freezing.

The meeting at Ayr survived after the track passed a fourth inspection. Clerk of the course Emma Marley took an initial look on Wednesday, and called a further 8am inspection this morning due to frost.

That check proved inconclusive, as did a further inspection at 11.30am, but the meeting was finally given the go-ahead after a 1pm look.

Marley said: "Racing goes ahead. We are up to 5C now and the whole track is completely raceable. The going is soft."

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