Lingfield Park racecourse is currently waterlogged and with further rain forecast, the decision has been taken to abandon the Steeple Chases and Hurdle races scheduled to take place on Tuesday, January 29th. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has therefore programmed five additional Jumpers’ Bumpers to take place on the All Weather Track on that date, in addition to the two existing National Hunt Flat races already programmed on the card.
The five Jumpers’ Bumpers will be made up of events primarily aimed at Steeple Chasers and Hurdlers. Ordinarily, under the Rules of Racing, horses which have run in Steeple Chases or Hurdle Races are not eligible to run in National Hunt Flat races but, given the nature of the card, the British Horseracing Authority has modified the Rules with regard to this fixture.
The new races close at noon on Saturday, January 26th, with declarations to run to be made by 10.00am on Monday, January 28th.
Running order and race times are as follows:
01:20 00577 The Lingfield Interactive Mares’ Maiden Open National Hunt Flat Race (Class 6)
01:50 03294 The Follow Lingfield Park On Facebook “Jumpers’ Bumper” National Hunt Flat Race (Class 5)
02:20 03293 The Billeshurst Wood “Jumpers’ Bumper” National Hunt Flat Race (Class 4)
02:50 03295 The Hammerwood “Jumpers’ Bumper” National Hunt Flat Race (Class 5)
03:20 03292 The Lingfield Park Owners Group “Jumpers’ Bumper” National Hunt Flat Race (Class 4)
03:50 03291 The Marsh Green “Jumpers’ Bumper” National Hunt Flat Race (Class 4)
04:20 00576 The lingfieldpark.co.uk Intermediate Open National Hunt Flat Race (Class 6)
Full race conditions are available on the BHA’s Racing Administration website under Fixtures and Races.