Darley has five rides today at Southwell, the only meeting to survive yesterday after the abandonment of Catterick and Folkestone, and reckons Sense Of Priority is his best chance.
The all-weather track may hold the same distinction today if Huntingdon and Stratford fall to frost. Both could have raced yesterday.
Hugo Bevan, clerk of the course at Huntingdon, where Travado and Deep Sensation are due to meet, said: 'Temperatures of between -2C and -4C are forecast, which would not pose problems.'
His Stratford counterpart, John Ford, said: 'We are clear of frost and snow but as there is a sharp frost forecast we will have a precautionary inspection at 7.15am.'
Prospects for the cards tomorrow, when there is no all-weather fixture to keep betting shops turning cash over, look more bleak. At Hexham there is six inches of snow on the track; freezing conditions are forecast for Hereford; and although Windsor was raceable yesterday, a heavy frost is forecast. All three tracks will hold lunchtime inspections today.Reuse content