Lingfield Card OFF

Lingfield Card OFF

Tuesday's meeting at Lingfield has been called off due to a frozen track, however there were brighter fortunes at Down Royal in Northern Ireland, where the green light has been given for racing.

Lingfield's Clerk of the course George Hill, inspected the course early on Tuesday morning but deemed conditions to be simply unraceable after temperatures plummeted to below freezing overnight.

He tweeted: "Temperatures dropped to -6C overnight, currently -3C, max forecast is 4C with not sufficient time for the frost to get out of the ground before race time."

Down Royal however passed inspection, with the last seven jumps races on show before the Irish Gold Cup meeting this weekend.

Look out for See Double You in the second race, who finished a close runner-up in a big handicap as recently as Sunday, and is out again to quickly put things right.

Second to the Gordon Elliott-trained Kayf Thou at Fairyhouse, this Ronan McNally gelding makes the journey above the border almost ten years ago to the day that he made his debut over fences.

Aged sixteen, he is such a credit to his owners as well as the sport, and deserves to win his eighth race on what will be his fifty-eighth start when lining up in Northern Ireland.

Drops in trip and will look to make another late challenge, bidding to prove age is just a number. You can see all our tips for Down Royal this afternoon in our preview HERE:

Meanwhile, Newcastle still stands and has a few interesting novice contests - including the finale where Rouge Vif - second to Mister Fisher at Kempton over Christmas; who has since gone onto win at Haydock, will look to go one better himself.

Another twilight card at Wolverhampton closes proceedings, kicking off just after half-past four.

Wednesday's jumps fixtures at Leicester and Plumpton will also have to pass precautionary morning checks due to the continued cold weather. Leicester will inspect at 8am with Plumpton checking half-an-hour earlier at 7.30am.