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Inspection called for Fakenham card

PA Sport 5:16pm, Tue 24 Jan 2017

FakenhamFakenham's meeting on Thursday must survive a 1pm inspection on Wednesday due to the threat of frost.

Several successive nights of sub-zero temperatures have left the ground frozen in places and racing would not have taken place for the last few days.

Cheltenham hopes dashed for American raider Rawnaq

PA Sport 4:58pm, Tue 24 Jan 2017

RawnaqThe Cheltenham Festival dream is over for connections of Rawnaq after the American-based gelding picked up an injury that will rule him out of the Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle.

Formerly trained in Ireland by first Robbie Hennessy and then Matthew Smith, the 10-year-old was sold to race on the other side of the Atlantic in 2015 and proved a shrewd acquisition for Irish-born trainer Cyril Murphy and his principal owner Irvin Naylor.

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