Fakenham: will go ahead with its six-race card beginning at 12.35PICTURE: Edward Whitaker
Fakenham escapes frost
FAKENHAMescaped 2008's final frost and will go ahead with its New Year's Day fixture having passed a 7.30am inspection.
Clerk of the course David Hunter had been concerned by the threat of frost but temperatures did not drop much below freezing overnight and the course was declared raceable minutes after its scheduled inspection.
He said: "It was absolutely as forecast, we were predicted between zero and minus one and it hovered around that mark.
"The little bit of crustiness that was there has gone and we are forecast an overcast day with no wind and temperatures of plus two.
"The advice would have to be to wrap up warm but come and enjoy a good day's racing."