Wetherby forced to inspect

A colder than expected night has led to officials at Wetherby to calling a precautionary inspection for 10.30am ahead of today's fixture.

Clerk of the course Jonjo Sanderson said: "It was about two degrees colder than we were expecting. Most forecast were for zero or minus 1C and perhaps minus 2C at daybreak, but it was certainly minus 1C and minus 2C all night, and dipped to minus 3-4C.

"We've started to get a bit of frost in the ground and wanted to make people aware.

"We need daytime temperatures to be spot-on accurate and the forecast is bright and sunny with extremes of 6C and 10C.

"It we get that then we will be fine, touch wood."