Newbury forced to inspect again

This afternoon's jumps meeting at Newbury must pass a second inspection at 1100 GMT.

Newbury: Second inspection at 11am

With overnight temperatures having unexpectedly plummeted to as low as minus 4C, course officials were forced to assess conditions at 9.30am ahead of the six-race card.

But clerk of the course Richard Osgood and his team were not happy enough to give the fixture the go-ahead and must look again later in the morning.

Newbury head of communications Andy Clifton said: "We're heading in the right direction, but there are one or two areas of concern at the moment."

Daytime temperatures at the Berkshire circuit are forecast to reach a maximum of 5C.

The going on the Newbury hurdles track is soft, heavy in places, while the chase circuit is soft, good to soft in places.

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