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Wolves thrilled with Tapeta trial

Racing on Tapeta in Britain drew a step closer after the new surface was successfully trialled at Wolverhampton on Sunday.

It was announced at the end of April that Dunstall Park would be replacing Polytrack with the synthetic surface invented by former Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning trainer Michael Dickinson.

Kate Hills, director of communications for Wolverhampton's owners Arena Racing Company, said: "The jockeys who rode were really pleased and there were loads of good comments.

"Michael Dickinson was there, as was (British Horseracing Authority senior inspector of courses) Nicky Carlisle.

"They are doing another trial on Tuesday and we're looking forward to having our first meeting on August 11."