Precautionary check at Newcastle

  • Last Updated: February 7 2013, 8:07 GMT

Newcastle's meeting on Friday is subject to an 8am precautionary inspection on raceday morning.

Newcastle: Set to inspect

Clerk of the course James Armstrong is taking no chances in case there is a sharper-than-expected overnight frost.

The going is currently heavy, soft in places, with temperatures having dipped to minus 1C on Thursday morning.

Armstrong tweeted: "Precautionary inspection 8am raceday in case temperatures drop below forecast of 0c."

A later tweet read: "Providing forecast is correct, I do not foresee any problems. Ideally no more rain and plus temperatures will ensure racing goes ahead."

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