Snow claims Doncaster Friday card
Last Updated: 23/01/13 10:46am
Doncaster: Significant improvement required
Doncaster's meeting on Friday has been abandoned because of snow on the track, while prospects also appear bleak for Saturday.
Officials on Town Moor made an early call on Friday's card due to the diminishing prospects of a thaw before the fixture.
Doncaster is also due to stage a valuable meeting on Saturday, featuring the Sky Bet Chase and the rearranged stanjames.com Champion Hurdle Trial.
However, prospects also look bleak for that meeting with higher temperatures not forecast to arrive until too late for a thaw to begin.
Clerk of the course Roderick Duncan said: "We'll inspect for Saturday on Thursday at 2pm, but at the moment it's not looking encouraging.
"I'd like to see a change in the forecast for Friday, when we might be looking at further snow, and some warmer temperatures arriving instead. We're not without hope but the picture needs to change significantly."