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Trainer Nicky Richards string at Greystoke Stables in snow covered Cumbria 22.12.2009

The cold snap continues to disrupt British racing

  PICTURE: John Grossick  

Prospects remote for Ayr's fixture on Monday

AN inspection is to be held on Thursday at Ayr to assess the chance of Monday's fixture going ahead.

Hazel Peplinksi, clerk of the course, will inspect the track, which has been frozen since December 12, at 11am, but with temperatures forecast toremain below freezing for much of the rest of the week, prospects for racing do not look good.

Peplinksi said on Wednesday: "The forecast is for the cold spell to continue with very little prospect of a thaw in time for Monday."

WEATHER PROSPECTS
Thursday Huntingdon Abandoned
  Ludlow Abandoned
  Thurles Abandoned
  Lingfield AW - Standard; inspection 6.30am Thursday; forecast is for a snow-free night
  Kempton AW - Standard; inspection 8am Thursday; snow forecast for Wednesday night
  Southwell AW - Standard to slow; very confident of racing
Friday Bangor Abandoned
  Fontwell Abandoned
  Lingfield AW - Standard
  Southwell AW - Standard to Slow
  Wolverhampton AW - Standard; four inches of snow on the track; inspection 2.30pm Thursday
Saturday Sedgefield Abandoned
  Wincanton Abandoned
  Punchestown Abandoned
  Ffos Las Soft, Good to Soft in places; two inches of snow on the track; needs “a bit of luck” to go ahead
  Kempton AW
  Lingfield AW
Sunday Hereford Abandoned
  Leopardstown Snow-covered; currently unraceable; frosts and cold weather expected until the weekend atleast
  Southwell AW
Monday Ayr Track frozen; sub-zero temperatures forecast all week; inspection 11am on Thursday; “very little prospect of a thaw”
  Taunton Track frozen; Soft (before freezing); sub-zero temperatures forecast all week; snow-covered with more to come
  Wolverhampton AW
Tuesday Leicester Track frozen; hurdle - Soft, Heavy in places, chase – Good, Soft on Flat crossings (before freezing); snow-covered; freezing temperatures everynight; more snow forecast on Friday and Sunday
  Newcastle Track frozen; Soft (before freezing); six inches of snow on the track; freezing temperatures until the weekend; snow forecast on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  Southwell AW
 
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