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Salisbury to hold Saturday morning inspection

Salisbury Racecourse will hold a 9 a.m. inspection on Saturday to determine if track conditions allow the day’s horserace events and Ladies’ Night to continue.
Salisbury Racecourse will hold a 9 a.m. inspection on Saturday to determine if track conditions allow the day’s horserace events and Ladies’ Night to continue.
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Salisbury Racecourse will hold a 9 a.m. inspection on Saturday to determine if track conditions allow the day’s horserace events and Ladies’ Night to continue. There are six races scheduled for Saturday at Wiltshire with the first one set for 6:25 p.m.

However, Salisbury announced on its website that the ground is “heavy” and “soft in places” and that attendees should expect the raceday weather to have “showers in the afternoon, expected to be drier in the evening.”

If events continue as planned, punters and betting tipsters will be able to follow the action on races that include three Class 5, two Class 4, and one Class 3 meetings.

Clerk of the course Jeremy Martin told sportinglife.com: “We had 10 millimetres of rain overnight, which has left the going heavy, soft in places. We've decided to call an inspection as I spoke to the weatherman a little while ago and there is a threat of heavy and potentially torrential showers later this afternoon and into this evening.”

In other news, there are 24 entries in the Blue Square Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Saturday August 4. Ed Dunlop’s Snow Fairy could see a return after coping with an injury through the first half of the season.