The assistant clerk of the course, Fergus Cameron, said yesterday: "After holding two inspections the stewards have decided to abandon the meeting.
"There is still snow on the course and, although there was a slight thaw this morning, the temperature has dropped this afternoon."
Lingfield is the fourth National Hunt meeting to be lost this season.
n The following horses are doubly engaged today: Easthorpe (Haydock 1.00, first preference) (Cheltenham 1.20, second preference); Monsieur Le Cure (Haydock 2.00) (Cheltenham 2.35); Black Humour (Doncaster 1.45) (Haydock 2.00). Horses will appear at their second preference only if the first preference meeting is abandoned.Reuse content