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    graysonscolumn
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    RUK indicates that Huntingdon’s card is now subject to a midday inspection.

    Unless there’s a fairly localised pocket of rain hanging over the course, I presume this is also on account of the winds. I’m some 40 miles away from Huntingdon, but it has to be said it’s unpleasantly windy here, and that’s in a far less exposed part of the world than that racecourse.

    Fiona Needham must be inwardly very nervous that she’s not going to be proved to have made the wrong decision again, poor thing.

    gc

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    #150150
    Happy Jack
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    Around 20 miles away here and it’s the windiest I’ve seen it for quite a while. The course is very exposed and I wouldn’t blame them for calling it off – but then again, they haven’t got their corporate guests to think of….

    #150161
    RichK
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    An absolute disgrace! I’ve waited all year for today’s card at Huntingdon! Will the races be rescheduled for tomorrow? etc

    #150182
    MikkyMo73
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    An absolute disgrace! I’ve waited all year for today’s card at Huntingdon! Will the races be rescheduled for tomorrow? etc

    If Huntingdon is called off, they are going to run the races tomorrow and Friday at Cheltenham making it a 13 day card on both days – however any ante-post bets for the Lady Riders’ Handicap Hurdle will be void because the race will now have male jockeys :lol:

    Mike

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    graysonscolumn
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    LOL @ Rich and Mike

    (I’d presumed they’d shunt move the races to Friday to create a 14-race super card at God’s Own Fakenham, to be honest 8) ).

    gc

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    #150188
    graysonscolumn
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    A further inspection will take place at 1pm. Choc Thornton is already in the helicopter, gel bra and make-up in place, in order to contest the lady riders’ handicap.

    gc

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    robnorth
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    LOL @ Rich and Mike

    (I’d presumed they’d shunt move the races to Friday to create a 14-race super card at God’s Own Fakenham, to be honest 8) ).

    gc

    Failing that, call off everything and have a 40 race card at Uttoxeter on Saturday……….

    Rob

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    MikkyMo73
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    A further inspection will take place at 1pm. Choc Thornton is already in the helicopter, gel bra and make-up in place, in order to contest the lady riders’ handicap.

    gc

    :lol:

    Apparantly Choc said to the pilot that he thought they were travelling fast in the high winds. The pilot replied by saying, "I know, and I haven’t even turned the engine on yet" :lol:

    Mike

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    Grey Desire
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    Well at least he doesn’t need to wear a wig!!

    #150200
    graysonscolumn
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    Indeed not!

    (Not that Mullet Boy here has any grounds to talk, of course… 8) )

    gc

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    graysonscolumn
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    Racing goes ahead!

    gc

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    #150208
    MikkyMo73
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    Racing goes ahead!

    gc

    Well, it does until the Lady Riders’ Handicap Hurdle when false eye lashes and fingers nails being blown away will put pay to the day’s racing :D

    Mike

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    graysonscolumn
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    Iain Mackenzie doing terrestrial telly during Cheltenham week – must be a first!

    gc

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    Grey Desire
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    Mad buggers McCoy,Thornton and Brennan (amongst others) have re routed I see.

    #150297
    graysonscolumn
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    Looks like Fiona got it right this time, and with a vengeance! The wind’s dropped to a safe level, and the course has attracted a crowd of 5,500 for a meeting that usually only pulls 1,000.

    gc

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