Racing: Frost remains a threat

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Officials at Huntingdon are hoping for a milder than expected night for today's meeting to pass a 7.30am inspection but prospects do not look too bright as the clerk of the course, Michael Prosser, expects snow and some very cold temperatures overnight.

"The forecast is fairly poor," he said last night."It could go down to minus three degrees. However, the forecast last night was wrong so there's always hope." Today's other jump meeting at Hexham was abandoned yesterday, but the cold snap is unlikely to cause any problems at today's all-weather fixture at Lingfield.

Sedgefield was abandoned yesterday due to frost as was today's Irish fixture at Navan, while officials at Thurles will hold an inspection at 2pm today for tomorrow's meeting.

Prospects for Warwick and Plumpton tomorrow look a little brighter as both courses escaped the frost yesterday.