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 Official Going Reports

Last Updated  on 08-07-2008 at 10:30

Huntingdon GOOD TO SOFT, Good in places on hurdle course; GoingStick: Chs 7.7, Hdl 8.0
Kempton GOOD, Good to soft in places on hurdle course; GoingStick: Chs 7.5, Hdl 7.2
Market Rasen Hurdle course - GOOD TO SOFT, Good in places
Sedgefield SOFT, Heavy in back straight; some good to soft in straight; GoingStick: Chs 6.4, Hdl 6.8
Towcester GOOD TO SOFT, Soft in places; GoingStick 8.2
Wincanton SOFT, Good to soft in places; GoingStick: Hdl 4.6, Chs 5.4
Wetherby SOFT, Good to soft in places; GoingStick 8.0



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