Uttoxeter officials monitoring visibility ahead of racing
Uttoxeter: early morning inspection brought forward
PICTURE: Steve Davies /Racingfotos Uttoxeter officials monitoring visibility
By Jack Haynes 10:20AM 6 DEC 2016
THIS afternoon's meeting at Uttoxeter has been the given the go-ahead after a planned inspection at 8am was brought forward, although officials are monitoring visibility at the track.
The official going at the Midlands track is good to soft on the hurdle course and good to soft, soft in places on the chase course with no frost in the ground.
Temperatures in the area dropped to -2C on Monday evening although have been above 0C since midnight and expected to rise slowly through the day despite mist and cloud cover restricting visibility this morning.
Clerk of the course Charlie Moore said: "The visibility is a slight concern at this stage – it's still something we need to monitor during the morning but we will go out with the stewards shortly and assess conditions.
"The ground may ride a little bit dead after the frost we've had in previous nights but it shouldn't be too bad. The hurdle course has been moved so there is plenty of fresh ground."
The first race on the seven-race card is at 12.30, while the action at Fontwell, where the official going is good, begins at 12.40 and on the Fibresand, described as standard, at Southwell at 11.50.
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