Prospects blighted by snow

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For the third successive day, the only racing to be staged in Britain today will be on an all-weather course as the scheduled cards at Nottingham and Sedgefield have succumbed to the frost. It means the spotlight will again fall on Lanfranco Detto ri, who added a treble at Wolverhampton yesterday to the doubles he had recorded on each of the previous two days.

Tomorrow's turf meeting at Uttoxeter is threatened by snow storms and parts of the track at Towcester have not thawed out. There will be an inspection of the latter course at 9am today to determine the prospects for tomorrow's card.

If weather forecasts prove accurate, Saturday's card at Sandown could also fall victim to snow.