Sedgefield called off due to snow after third inspection but Market Rasen race
Tuesday's meeting at Sedgefield has been called off after falling snow left the track unraceable. The news was confirmed after a third inspection at 11am.
There was better news at Market Rasen, which got the go-ahead early in the morning after temperatures only got as low as -1C and no frost got into the ground.
There are no problems on the Fibresand at Southwell, with the first of seven races on the all-weather kicking off at 1.30pm.
All races at Southwell have been delayed by five minutes.
The cold snap looks set to continue, with Carlisle inspecting at 3pm on Tuesday for its Wednesday meeting while Fakenham's meeting on the same day faces a 7am inspection.
Southwell (first race at: 1.30)
Market Rasen (1.50)
Soft (GoingStick: Hurdle 6.0; Chase 5.8 on Monday at 07:00)
2.00 Southwell - Foxy Lady 11-2 (from 13-2)
2.20 Market Rasen - Flemerina 3-1 (from 4)
3.05 Southwell - Bogart 12-1 (from 14)
3.35 Southwell - Fortinbrass 9-2 (from 11-2)
What to back
Maddy Playle heads to Market Rasen for Tuesday's best bet . . .
What to read
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Melon's major drift on Betfair, from 3.6 to 6.2 within the space of 90 seconds before Saturday's Irish Champion Hurdle, is under investigation by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board.
What to watch
Maddy Playle is joined by Tom Segal, James Hill and Tom Nugent from Paddy Power to assess the weekend performances of Samcro, Supasundae, Edwulf, Footpad and many more.
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