Leicester move inspection

Leicester have brought forward a planned inspection from 9am on Sunday to 10.30am on Saturday ahead of the track's meeting on Tuesday.

The course was already covered with snow on Friday and after a further four inches fell overnight, clerk of the course Jimmy Stevenson sees little point in delaying the inevitable.

He said: "It's looking a bit like a winter wonderland here now!

"We had another four inches of snow overnight, so we have five inches of snow on parts of the track and some drifts.

"Looking at the forecast, I can't see there being much improvement until next weekend. Temperatures aren't forecast to rise much and I think we're going to be stuck with this snow on the track for a few days."