Racing: Windsor flooded

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Wednesday's scheduled meeting at Windsor is in danger of cancellation due to severe flooding.

The course, which adjoins the River Thames, will be inspected at noon today, but Hugo Bevan, the clerk of the course, is not hopeful. 'There is considerable flooding here,' he said yesterday. 'The whole of the paddocks, car parks and saddling-up areas are under water. The situation looks very bleak indeed.'

Lester Piggott's recovery after his fall in the Breeders' Cup Sprint in November is proceeding well, and the jockey may return to race riding within weeks. 'He is aiming to ride in Hong Kong next month,' Susan, his wife, said yesterday.