Wincanton given thumbs-up

  • Last Updated: December 6 2012, 10:27 GMT

This afternoon's meeting at Wincanton has defeated the threat of frost and goes ahead as scheduled.

Wincanton survived a second inspection

Clerk of the course Barry Johnson delivered the good news following a second course inspection at 10am.

Overnight temperatures fell to minus 5C, but the situation has improved throughout the morning.

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Johnson said: "We're going to have a crack. "It's warming up all the time, it's 1C now and due to rise a bit more.

"We're 95% raceable at the moment so racing goes ahead."