Catterick gets go-ahead

Wednesday afternoon's meeting at Catterick goes ahead as planned following an early-morning course inspection.

Officials at the North Yorkshire circuit needed to assess conditions due an overnight forecast for possible frost and snow.

But with temperatures having only dipped to -1C, allied to a dry night, the jumps fixture was promptly given the go-ahead.

Catterick clerk of the course Fiona Needham said: "It's very good news. "We had no snow and overnight temperatures got down to minus 1C, which wasn't a problem."

The going is soft, good to soft in places.