Newbury on after third inspection

This afternoon's jumps meeting at Newbury has passed a third inspection and goes ahead as scheduled.

Newbury: Passed a third inspection

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 inspected once again at 11am.

That inspection again proved inconclusive, but a third check at 12pm did the trick.

Newbury head of communications Andy Clifton said: "We're going ahead as planned. The jockeys went out on the track and were happy, so we're good to go."

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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