Third inspection called at Uttoxeter after snow storm
Snow was still falling at Uttoxeter at 9.30am PICTURE: David Carr Third inspection called at Uttoxeter after snow falls
By Stuart Riley 10:05AM 11 FEB 2017
SATURDAY'S meeting at Uttoxeter was orginally given the green light after the course passed a 7.30am inspection, but a snow storm forced officials to call a second inspection at 10am – at which they decided to take a third look at 11am.
"Conditions are improving," said clerk of the course Charlie Moore. "There's still fleece to move and some snow on the track but we remain hopeful.
"We are having another inspection at 11am as we need to get all the covers off the course. The track is raceable but it is snowing and sleeting.
"We have the option of delaying the first race and running on until 5pm."
The seven-race card, which is due to start at 1.10pm, would take place on ground officially described as heavy.