Racing: One course survives frost

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The Independent Online
Windsor is today's only surviving fixture after frost wiped out the cards at Hexham and Hereford. The Berkshire course will undergo an inspection at 7.15 and prospects are only '50-50' according to HugoBevan, the clerk of the course. 'The track was barely raceable today but the forecast is for less frost than last night.' Yesterday's meeting at Stratford was called off because of fog and tomorrow's fixture at Carlisle is under threat with 75 per cent of the course frozen. The forecast is brighter for tomorrow's other meetings, Nottingham and Taunton. Newcastle, host to Saturday's Fighting Fifth Hurdle, is under three inches of snow.