Officials at Sedgefield, Wolverhampton and Newbury have called inspections
Last Updated: March 21, 2013 4:37pm
Sedgefield: Set to inspect
Officials at Sedgefield have called a precautionary inspection at 8am ahead of Friday's scheduled meeting.
The concern at the County Durham track, which is currently heavy, is the threat of snow. Clerk of the course Phil Tuck said: "It is precautionary and we're raceable at present.
"However, the weather is a bit uncertain as snow is forecast. Initially they said it would be at 6am, but now they are suggesting it could be more like 6pm, in which case, we're flying.
"It is sensible to take a look tomorrow, and we wanted to let people know."
Officials at Newbury are also optimistic and expect the course to survive a 7.30am precautionary inspection.
As they stage a two-day fixture, an inspection has also been called for the same time on Saturday morning.
The ground is currently soft, heavy in places with further rain forecast.
Clerk of the course Richard Osgood said: "Basically we should be OK, but we're just not sure how much rain will come. They will go through it pretty well at the moment. There could be a lot more to come, but at the moment we think we'll be OK."
Wolverhampton will hold a precautionary inspection at 10am ahead of their evening fixture due to forecast snow. Up to six centimetres of a combination of snow, rain and sleet can be expected at Dunstall Park over the next 24 hours.
"It is purely precautionary, primarily due to the weather and a bit about the lights, though we don't envisage any problems with that " said clerk of the course Fergus Cameron.
"We have got between three and six centimetres of snow forecast, so we just want to give people a head start. We will just have to keep an eye on things tomorrow."