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Hopeful Wincanton look again

Wincanton's fixture on Saturday is now subject to a 7am precautionary inspection on raceday morning.

Officials at the Somerset venue need to assess conditions a second time following a successful inspection on Friday morning.

Although the going is heavy, with some standing water on the chase course, the track was, at this stage, deemed fit for racing.

Clerk of the course Barry Johnson said: "We've had 13 millimetres of overnight rain, but the track has taken that brilliantly.

"There's a bit of standing water on the chase track, but there's a few more showers forecast today and through tonight.

"But the way the track's taken the rain today I think we'll be fine."