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Lingfield and Ayr go ahead

Racing goes ahead as planned at Lingfield and Ayr today with both courses declared fit.

An inspection had been called for 8am at Lingfield with the chase course waterlogged in places on Monday, but a positive decision was able to be made earlier.

Clerk of the course Neil Mackenzie Ross tweeted: "Racing goes ahead today. Heavy, wet ground on the chase course. Dry and cold day forecast, 2C. Going Stick 4.1".

The fixture, featuring six chases and an all-weather bumper, is scheduled to to start at 1.50.

Meanwhile, today's meeting at Ayr also goes ahead after a planned inspection was cancelled.

Officials had been concerned about the threat of sub-zero temperatures overnight.

Clerk of the course Emma Marley tweeted: "Racing goes ahead 0c o'night. Heavy, soft in places - forecast is dry with sunny spells reaching +4c Łnoinspection".

A seven-raced card is due to start at 1.50.