Inspection called at Cheltenham

Cheltenham has called an 8am inspection for Friday ahead of Saturday's big Trials Day meeting at the track.

Officials at Prestbury Park have been battling the elements in a bid to stage the fixture, which is set to feature Sprinter Sacre, Bobs Worth and Tidal Bay, amongst others.

They covered the track before the current cold spell set in and the ground is reported to be soft underneath the covers.

However, clerk of the course Simon Claisse will assess conditions on Friday morning, with the track having the option of delaying the meeting until Sunday if the course is not fit to race.