Friday cards get given go-ahead
This afternoon's fixture at Newbury has passed a precautionary inspection at 7.30am
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Although the Berkshire circuit had plenty of overnight rain, conditions were deemed suitable for the jumps card to be given the go-ahead. The going is heavy.
Clerk of the course Richard Osgood said: "We had 9.6 millimetres of rain, but we are perfectly fine - apart from the fact we've taken out the open ditch in the home straight."
Osgood later announced plans to stage a precautionary inspection at 7am on raceday morning for Saturday's card. More overnight rain has been forecast.
Plans for an early-morning inspection ahead of this afternoon's jumps fixture at Sedgefield scrapped; although the going is heavy, there was no frost or snow overnight.
Clerk of the course Phil Tuck said: "It's good news. There is no frost or snow, and it looks like we are not going to get any either."
Plans for a precautionary inspection were also ditched ahead of Wolverhampton's all-weather fixture this evening.
Conditions will continue to be monitored, but a 10am assessment is no longer required.
Light overnight snowfall has not been issue, while up to four millimetres of sleet and snow has been forecast throughout the day.
Temperatures are likely to reach as low as zero degrees.