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    % MAN
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    Watching the first race from Plumpton on ATR I will offer 1/10 it ends up being abandoned.

    Never mind the wind – the surface water looks really bad – it cannot take much more rain!!!

    #149466
    the welsh wizard
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    Just watched it now – thought Fontwell was bad on National Spirit hurdle day 2 yrs ago but I’ve never seen anything like this….disgraceful really, makes you wonder how waterlogged it would have to be to make them abandon before racing.

    #149478
    MikkyMo73
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    I see Plumpton have introduced a new jump just in front of the stands and a revolutionary way of racing.

    Instead of racing on dry ground and jumping a water jump, it’s racing on water and jumping a ‘dry’ jump today :shock:

    Mike

    #149483
    highflyer1
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    Don’t see what’s disgraceful about it. The ground, while very wet, looks perfectly safe. The horses are finishing quite well, unlike the dreadful spectacle which we witnessed at Ayr on Saturday.

    I say well done to the Plumpton management for giving the go-ahead.

    #149487
    yeats
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    Agree with Highflyer, looks very safe and the jockeys wouldn’t ride these days if it wasn’t, certainly preferable to firm ground.

    #149498
    Drone
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    It’s not very pretty, but slopping through standing water in the rain is probably less taxing on the horses than would have been the case had the rain arrived yesterday and soaked in overnight to produce the cloying mud more akin to the usual infamous ‘Plumpton heavy’

    #149500
    davidjohnson
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    That is waterlogged.

    #149529
    graysonscolumn
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    Highflyer’s spot on. I’ve seen similar scenarios at Towcester in the last couple of years, and they’ve gone through it far better than meetings held on going with more soaked-in rainfall.

    gc

    The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.

    #149537
    AngloGerman
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    That is waterlogged.

    Or ‘good to soft’ as they call it at Auteuil!! :D

    Darren – AngloGerman

    #149544
    graysonscolumn
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    :mrgreen:

    gc

    The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.

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