Doncaster Racecourse: Clerk confident re-arranged Lincoln will go ahead

Doncaster Racecourse on the day of the aborted Lincoln meeting. Picture: Andrew Roe

Doncaster Racecourse on the day of the aborted Lincoln meeting. Picture: Andrew Roe

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CLERK of Doncaster Racecourse Roderick Duncan is ‘optimistic’ that second time is the charm when it comes to the Lincoln Handicap.

Heavy snowfall forced the postponement of the William Hill Lincoln meeting last weekend with the card hastily re-arranged for this Saturday.

And despite freezing temperatures over the past few days, Duncan believes there is a good chance to rescheduled meeting will beat the weather.

He said: “It’s overcast and temperatures aren’t quite where we’d like, but we had a little bit of a thaw and I would say the ground is no worse now than it was last Friday morning.

‘There is snow on the track, but a lot of the snow has gone and you can see quite a bit of grass now.

‘You would struggle to race today, but it’s improved a lot from Saturday.

‘It’s difficult to get a true picture of where we’ll be at the end of the week because after some possible wintry showers the forecast is predominantly dry.

‘Temperatures aren’t going to get terribly high, but we’ve got some strong gusting winds coming, so there’s reason to be optimistic.’