THIS WEEKS ALL WEATHER FIXTURES - 26th March KEMPTON PARK- 27th March WOLVERHAMPTON- 29th March WOLVERHAMPTON - 30th March LINGFIELD PARK, KEMPTON PARK & SOUTHWELL - 31st March WOLVERHAMPTON & CHELMSFORD CITY - 1ST aPRIL LINGFIELD PARK & WOLVERHAMPTON - 2nd April KEMPTON PARK -

One All Weather course under water and another one un-raceable

The abandonment of Saturdays Wolverhampton card after race three left us one point down after our sole selection that was able to compete made a bold effort to make all only to fade in the closing stages.

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Funcheon Vale (10-1) swings for home in an attempt to make all 

More of a concern is having one All Weather course under water with the course elected to take on some of Southwells fixtures having a surface which appears untraceable regardless of temperature and atmospherics.
Having been a harsh critic of Ferguson Camerons stewardship of the surface in the past I must say that current events have come as no surprise.

Friday night's fixture at Dunstall Park had also seen an inspection take place before the last two races, although both were run after the track had been worked by tractors.

Jockey Seb Sanders told At The Races: "There's something not right with the surface and for some reason it's balling up more than it should. When they are finishing their race and coming back it was like one of their feet was on stilts, they're not running on an even keel."

Clerk of the course Fergus Cameron said: "Obviously we're very disappointed for everyone concerned. We found that material on the track was starting to clump up on the feet of horses. It was similar to last night, but it was better weather tonight. It was just over minus 2C last night and with the forecast today we did not anticipate a similar reaction. We are aware that over the last six weeks we have have been experiencing more kickback and we have been liaising with the manufacturer and the British Horseracing Authority over the possibility of remedial work to the track. Plans are pretty much in place over the next three weeks to try to alleviate the problem."

With ALL of our three of our subscribers selections running at Wolverhampton tomorrow I do have reservations regarding the surface they are likely to meet. I would hate to think that Ferguson Cameron would go to the extreme of turning the track over leaving it deep and slow but I fear this may be the case.



      

Horse Racing Tips: 14-1 or 13-2?

Sunday, December 02, 2012

One All Weather course under water and another one un-raceable

The abandonment of Saturdays Wolverhampton card after race three left us one point down after our sole selection that was able to compete made a bold effort to make all only to fade in the closing stages.

Funcheon_vale_10-1
Funcheon Vale (10-1) swings for home in an attempt to make all 

More of a concern is having one All Weather course under water with the course elected to take on some of Southwells fixtures having a surface which appears untraceable regardless of temperature and atmospherics.
Having been a harsh critic of Ferguson Camerons stewardship of the surface in the past I must say that current events have come as no surprise.

Friday night's fixture at Dunstall Park had also seen an inspection take place before the last two races, although both were run after the track had been worked by tractors.

Jockey Seb Sanders told At The Races: "There's something not right with the surface and for some reason it's balling up more than it should. When they are finishing their race and coming back it was like one of their feet was on stilts, they're not running on an even keel."

Clerk of the course Fergus Cameron said: "Obviously we're very disappointed for everyone concerned. We found that material on the track was starting to clump up on the feet of horses. It was similar to last night, but it was better weather tonight. It was just over minus 2C last night and with the forecast today we did not anticipate a similar reaction. We are aware that over the last six weeks we have have been experiencing more kickback and we have been liaising with the manufacturer and the British Horseracing Authority over the possibility of remedial work to the track. Plans are pretty much in place over the next three weeks to try to alleviate the problem."

With ALL of our three of our subscribers selections running at Wolverhampton tomorrow I do have reservations regarding the surface they are likely to meet. I would hate to think that Ferguson Cameron would go to the extreme of turning the track over leaving it deep and slow but I fear this may be the case.