Uttoxeter given go ahead despite snow falling

Snow is currently falling at Uttoxeter

PICTURE: Charlie Moore Uttoxeter given go ahead despite snow falling By Stuart Riley 7:29AM 11 FEB 2017

SATURDAY'S meeting at Uttoxeter was given the green light after the course passed a 7.30am inspection, despite the fact it is currently snowing.

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The falling snow has delayed the work to remove the fleece covers which were put down on Wednesday to protect the entire track from freezing temperatures overnight.

Clerk of the course Charlie Moore said: "Temperatures went below freezing last night, ground temperature was -1C, but we were positive at 5.00am. We are actually at our coldest right now after the daybreak dip and there's snow coming down, but that was forecast.

"We wouldn't want this to carry on for two hours but right now we have no worries and expect the meeting to go ahead."

The seven-race card, which starts at 1.10pm, will take place on ground officially described as heavy.

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