Haydock face 'challenge'

  • Last Updated: January 15 2013, 17:36 GMT

Haydock admit they face a "fair challenge" to beat the elements and race on Saturday.

Haydock: Face big challenge to race this weekend
Haydock: Face big challenge to race this weekend

The card is scheduled to include the eagerly anticipated reappearance of Peddlers Cross in the stanjames.com Champion Hurdle Trial as well as a competitive renewal of the Peter Marsh Chase.

However despite the track being under frost covers, clerk of the course Kirkland Tellwright admits the forecast is a cause for concern.

He said: "We are covered up. It's been so far so good and we were fit to race (on Tuesday morning) after it got down to minus 2C.

"The next couple of nights look like a bigger test as we might get down to minus 8C or minus 9C.

"Covered or not, that will be a fair challenge. All we can do is take it one step at a time."

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