Fakenham races set to go ahead

Paddy DavittFakenham racecourse can go ahead after holding its third and final inspection at 11.30am this morning ahead of today's National Hunt meeting. Clerk of the course David Hunter admitted conditions at the north Norfolk circuit had improved following a previous 10am track inspection with snow starting to clear after an initial 7am early morning inspection.Paddy Davitt

Fakenham racecourse will hold a third and final inspection at 11.30am Friday morning ahead of today's National Hunt meeting.

Clerk of the course David Hunter admitted conditions at the north Norfolk circuit had improved following a previous 10am track inspection with snow starting to clear after an initial 7am early morning inspection.

'We're going to have a look at 11.30am and things have definitely improved,' he said. 'If we thought we weren't in with a chance we would have knocked things on the head now, so we're keeping our fingers crossed.'

A scheduled charity race to raise funds for the Countryside Alliance and forces' charity Help for Heroes will take place at midday with the full National Hunt racecard beginning from 1.35pm.


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