Woe for Chepstow

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The Welsh National may be re-routed to Newbury on Saturday for a second successive season as Chepstow's meeting today, along with those at Wetherby, Leicester and Edinburgh joined the casualty list. Rob Hartnett, spokesman for the race's sponsor, Coral, said: "We're not going to do anything today but will begin to look at it tomorrow."

Limerick was the only card in Ireland to survive yesterday and the track is hopeful of staging racing again today, although a precautionary inspection has been called for 7am. Yesterday's abandoned card at Leopardstown has been rescheduled for Sunday, but today's meeting is also in doubt, with an inspection taking place at 7am. Today's abandoned meeting at Down Royal has also been re-scheduled, this time for Saturday.

Tomorrow's prospects in Britain look equally as grim with Taunton the only track not calling an inspection, although a course spokesman gave the going as "frozen". Noon inspections today have been arranged at Carlisle and Stratford and at Plumpton at 9.30am.