Early course inspection


Today's meeting at Musselburgh is subject to a 7.30 a.m. precautionary inspection. Course spokesman Bill Farnsworth said: "The forecasters say that temperatures could get down to -2 overnight - then showers are forecast which should break up any frost."

Tomorrow's meeting at Carlisle has been abandoned. Conditions at the track have deteriorated over the past few days and yesterday clerk of the course Johnny Fenwicke-Clennell said: "There is half an inch of snow on the course and it wasn't raceable before the snow came."