The Lowdown: going updates, racecards, news and tips for today's racing
- WEATHER WORRIES: Newcastle's Fighting Fifth card is under threat from a frosty night on Friday though the track has done all they can to beat the elements.
- IN THE BALANCE: Connections of Balnaslow will have to wait until next year to find out if their 2018 Aintree Foxhunters' winner will keep the race after the inquiry into a positive cobalt test was adjourned.
- WASHED OUT: Doncaster's weather woes continued on Thursday with Saturday's card cancelled due to waterlogging, the fourth meeting in a row the track has lost.
Newbury (first race 12.15)
The first day of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival promises to keep jump racing fans warm with some quality action. Last season's champion staying hurdler Paisley Park starts his season in the Grade 2 Long Distance Hurdle (3.00) Read the preview here.
Going Soft, good to soft in places
SPOTLIGHT TIP: Oldgrangewood (1.50 Newbury)
Going Soft to heavy
Southwell (AW) (12.55)
Kempton (AW) (4.30)
Going Standard to slow
Dundalk (AW) (5.15)
Cancelled due to waterlogging
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Keith Melrose's top tip
West To The Bridge (12.45 Newbury)
Arguably unlucky at Wetherby last time. Looks let in lightly in an admittedly warm novices' handicap case off the same mark.
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