Newbury to inspect for a second time due to frost

Newbury will have to survive an inspection to race on Wednesday

PICTURE: Edward Whitaker ( Newbury to inspect after overnight frost By Keith Melrose 7:09AM 18 JAN 2017

WEDNESDAY'S meeting at Newbury will have to survive a second inspection at 11am after temperatures at the Berkshire track got down to -4C overnight.

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Speaking before the initial 9.30 inspection, the course's head of communications Andy Clifton said: "We got down to -4C but that's the first frost, so Richard [Osgood, clerk of the course] is reasonably optimistic."

"Sod's Law is it's a sunny day today, which is fine a bit later on but it can mean that the temperature can drop a bit again just after dawn. Hopefully it won't come to having a second look, we've a good couple of hours until then."

After the first inspection, he added: "There are a couple of areas that are giving us slight concerns and we want to give it every chance."

Newbury's six-race card is due to get underway at 1.15. There are no reported problems with the meetings at Market Rasen, Kempton and Lingfield.

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