Third inspection called for Newbury’s Wednesday fixture
Newbury will have to survive an inspection to race on Wednesday
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) Third inspection at Newbury for today's card By Keith Melrose 11:10AM 18 JAN 2017
WEDNESDAY'S meeting at Newbury will have to pass a third inspection at noon, a little over an hour before the first race is scheduled to take place at 1.15pm.
Temperatures at the Berkshire track got down to -4C overnight prompting a surprise inspection at 9.30am. Officials wanted to check again at 11am to see in conditions had improved.
Shortly after the second inspection, a third check of the course was called for with conditions improving but some areas still causing concern.
Andy Clifton, head of communications at Newbury, said: "We're looking again at 12pm, but are very hopeful."
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.