Green light for Huntingdon

This afternoon's fixture at Huntingdon has been given the go-ahead after a threat of flooding had put the meeting in jeopardy.

This afternoon's fixture at Huntingdon has been given the go-ahead after a threat of flooding had put the meeting in jeopardy.

The track was raceable when clerk of the course Andrew Morris staged an 8am inspection, but there was still a lingering threat to the National card in Cambridgeshire.

Although on-site conditions are being monitored - water levels of the surrounding brooks had risen considerably overnight - officials were happy to give the meeting the thumbs-up later in the morning.

A statement issued by Huntingdon read: "The water levels have remained at a fixed depth.

"Through consultation with the safety officer, chairman of the stewards panel and managing executive, the decision has been made for racing to go ahead.

"However, the level will be continually monitored throughout the day."

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