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Fontwell forced to abandon

Wednesday's fixture at Fontwell has been abandoned due to a waterlogged track.

Officials at the track made an early call following a course inspection on Monday afternoon.

Half an inch of rainfall over the weekend further exacerbated the situation, while further showers have also been forecast.

Clerk of the course Ed Arkell said: "We have abandoned. We have had another four millimetres in heavy showers today and more showers are forecast.

"That takes it to 226mm since February 1 and 639mm since December 14, so we are absolutely saturated.

"Hopefully the drier weather will move in from midweek and, all being well, we should be fit to race on March 15."