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Southwell forced to check

Monday's National Hunt meeting at Southwell is subject to a 7am precautionary inspection due to the threat of more rain.

The ground is currently soft, heavy in places following another night of heavy rain in the area.

With more forecast, clerk of the course Roderick Duncan felt it best to let people know the situation.

He said on Sunday morning: "We had a bit more rain yesterday than was forecast but we'd still race today. There's the possibility of more rain coming overnight and if we got upwards of what is forecast, between 5-10mm, then we'd be coming under pressure.

"I just thought it was best we let people know."