Frozen Ascot calls
off Saturday fixture
ASCOT has been called off on Saturday with a 6.30am inspection finding the course to be frozen in places.
The card, featuring the Grade 1 Berkshire Community Foundation Clarence House Chase, had been in jeopardy due to the forecast freezing conditions and officials had no choice but to abandon the fixture.
Chris Stickels, clerk of the course at Ascot, said: "It's -3C now and it will get colder when dawn arrives as it tends to do.
"With the course frozen in places and temperatures not due to get very high at all we had no chance unfortunately."
More to follow. . .