Snow puts paid to Lingfield

This afternoon's meeting at Lingfield has finally been abandoned after persistent snow left the track unraceable.

The track was found to be raceable after inspections at 8am, 10am and 11am, but the tractor harrowing the course was starting to struggle to keep the all-weather track ready for action and with the snow showing no sign of abating, clerk of the course Neil Mackenzie-Ross was forced to call a halt to attempts to get the meeting to go ahead.

Racing is still scheduled to take place at the track on Saturday.