Uttoxeter hold Friday check

Saturday's meeting at Uttoxeter will hinge on an 8am inspection on Friday.

Clerk of the course Charlie Moore reports the track to be raceable at present, although the ground is heavy and there are areas of standing water.

Moore is anticipating further rain tonight and feels it prudent to make an early assessment on Friday.

He said: "We are just raceable this morning. We have some standing water and we will have to miss out a hurdle, bypass a fence and use the temporary two-mile start.

"However, there is a lot of rain forecast so we will have a look. We could get between five and 15 millimetres tonight and then more rain Friday into Saturday. We need a lot of luck."