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Plans in place for Lingfield

A provisional all-weather mixed card has been programmed by the BHA for Lingfield on Sunday in an attempt to safeguard against abandonment.

The standby card will consist of the National Hunt Flat race originally scheduled, an additional National Hunt Flat race, plus five new Flat races.

Lingfield's going is currently described as heavy and with significant further rain forecast, an inspection of the turf course is planned for Thursday afternoon.

All additional races will be free to enter and a final decision on whether the existing chases and hurdle races are abandoned and the provisional races activated, will be made by 3pm on Thursday.

The provisional races will close at noon.