Plumpton’s Monday jumps meeting in doubt and hinges on 8am Sunday inspection

An inspection will be held at Plumpton at 8am tomorrow, Sunday. The course has reported that there was 7mm rain last night leaving the track waterlogged in places and the going heavy. Saturday was mainly dry.

Plumpton hinges on Sunday inspection

Plumpton hinges on Sunday inspection

“Sunday’s forecast has remained strong all week for rain during the day, some of which could be heavy. Having looked in more detail this morning at several forecasts for Sunday,  we have the potential for 10mm+ with the 9am-3pm period seemingly the high risk time.

“The bottom bend is, as ever, causing most concern and more especially the home turn on both courses, with waterlogged areas this apparent this morning. The water table is so high everywhere at present that the track’s capability to handle measureable rainfall so close to a meeting is reduced.

“We have recorded 150mm of rain since Jan 1, with 63mm of that since our last meeting on January 13, ” said a report issued today, Saturday.

Plumpton’s clerk of the course Mark Cornford told reporters: “We really need it to stay dry. If we get any recordable rain between now and Monday we’re in trouble.”

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