Torrential rain forces Kempton to cancel all-weather night fixture | Horse Racing Information


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Kempton: racing referred to as off on Wednesday night

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Racing at Kempton on Wednesday night was cancelled following vital downpours on the monitor.  

The course was set to carry a seven-race all-weather Flat card however the monitor was waterlogged after heavy rain all through the afternoon. 

An inspection was held at 4.15pm, 50 minutes earlier than the opening contest, however the floor was deemed too inconsistent for racing by clerk of the course Brian Clifford.

“Racing has been deserted because of the sheer quantity of water that fell simply earlier than racing,” Clifford on Wednesday night. “It was 24C at 1.30 this afternoon, then it simply began to drizzle earlier than we had a monsoon bathe for about 40 minutes.

“It is nonetheless raining now and forecast to go all night and the entire of the monitor is waterlogged. The horse stroll is flooded too, so you possibly can’t get out onto the monitor anyway.” 

Kempton’s floor group will are inclined to the monitor on Thursday and Clifford is assured the course can be well-treated for its Wednesday fixture subsequent week.  

“Tomorrow we’ll perform some remedial work and do a deep rotavation,” he mentioned.

“As a result of it has been so heat we have not been capable of flip it over as you’d lose the construction. It is cooling down a bit tomorrow, so we’ll be capable of flip the fabric over and that can enhance issues, and we’ll be prepared for racing subsequent Wednesday.” 


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