Doncaster/Huntingdon to inspect

Friday's meetings at Doncaster and Huntingdon must pass inspections on raceday morning due to the threat of frost.

Doncaster Racecourse will inspect on Friday

With temperatures forecast to get to as low as -2C in south Yorkshire within the next 24 hours, Doncaster course officials are taking no chances and will inspect at 7.30am.

The going is good, with the entire track covered by frost sheets in readiness for the cold snap.

But with the weather due to get warmer by the weekend, clerk of the course Roderick Duncan said on Wednesday that he was "very confident" Saturday's high-class card will be fit for purpose.

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The second leg of Doncaster's double-header features the Sky Bet Chase and three Grade Twos.

Star Irish horse Vroum Vroum Mag, trained by Willie Mullins, is also due to run in the Doncaster Mares' Hurdle.

Huntingdon has announced an 8am precautionary inspection ahead of its jumps meeting.

There was no ground frost at the Cambridgeshire circuit on Thursday morning, but temperatures are set to remain cold.

A statement issued by the track read: "Possible morning frost Friday before turning breezy, with thickening cloud through the afternoon. Temperatures of 6C on Friday."

The meeting is due to feature the Grade Two Mares' Hurdle.

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