Lingfield switches Friday and Saturday cards to Polytrack

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By Lewis Porteous
Racing Post

Lingfield racecourse (Polytrack) 02.06.2011 “We’ve had bits and pieces of rain over the weekend amounting to 10mm and it’s falling on ground that is already totally saturated,” said clerk of the course Neil Mackenzie Ross on Tuesday.

He added: “Parts of the track are waterlogged and with upwards of an inch forecast tomorrow night, we’ve abandoned racing on the turf track.”

Saturday’s card also features the Listed Betfred “The Bonus King” Oaks Trial and Group 3 Betfred Mobile Chartwell Fillies’ Stakes and Mackenzie Ross said the decision to switch such high profile races was not taken likely.

He added: “The trainers we’ve spoken to have been very supportive of switching to the all-weather and it means that we’ll have racing, which with the current forecast would not have been possible on the turf.”

Entries made for Friday’s card will stand, while trainers will be required to’re-enter for Saturday’s racing.

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