07 Feb 2013 Pre-2014 Releases

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has programmed a provisional all-Chase card for Lingfield on Tuesday, February 12th, in an attempt to safeguard this fixture. This will consist of the three Chases originally scheduled plus three additional Chases and a National Hunt Flat race, which will be run on the all-weather track should the provisional card be activated. Lingfield’s going on both turf courses is currently described as Heavy.

All additional races will be free to enter and a final decision on whether the existing hurdle races will be abandoned and the provisional races activated, will be made at 3pm on Sunday, February 10th.

The provisional races will close at noon on Friday, February 8th.

Should these races subsequently be activated, they will close for declarations at 10am on Monday, February 11th.

Clerk Of The Course at Lingfield, Neil Mackenzie Ross, reported:

“With the potential for heavy rain on Sunday, having the option to go to an all Chase and Bumper card gives us every chance of racing on Tuesday. The Hurdle track, whilst currently raceable, will not cope with any significant rain before becoming waterlogged and unraceable. Our thanks go to the BHA for their help and co-operation in making this option possible.”

A provisional, revised running order follows below.

1:30 03312 The Follow Us On Twitter @Lingfieldpark Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 5)
2:00 00891 The Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 4)
2:30 03313 The Golf & Racing At Lingfield Park Resort Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 5)
3:05 00893 The Breathe Spa Lingfield Marriott Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 5)
3:35 03311 The Claydon Horse Exercisers Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 4)
4:10 00897 The CGA Foxhunter Trial (A Hunters’ Steeple Chase) (Class 6)
4:40 03314 The Forest Row Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Class 6)

Full race details and conditions can be found on the BHA Racing admin site: