Plumpton & Leicester OFF

Plumpton & Leicester OFF

Both Plumpton and Leicester's meetings have been abandoned due to frozen grounds, meaning there will be no jumps racing in Britain on Wednesday afternoon.

Temperatures dropped to below -3 overnight at the two tracks, however Lingfield's six-race All-weather card has survived the conditions, after passing an inspection at 8am this morning.

Attentions now turn to Thursday's action at Wincanton, which is also under the threat of heavy snowfall.

An inspection has been scheduled for tomorrow morning at 8am, and Clerk of the course Barry Johnson gave an update.

(Credit: Racing Post) He said: "Snow is going to be the main issue for us but we will take each day as it comes.

"It seems bad weather is on the way but we will closely monitor the forecast."

Fakenham is also due to stage six races on Thursday, but must pass an earlier inspection at 7am. Clerk of the course David Hunter is similarly concerned for the incoming forecast.

(Credit: Racing Post) He said: "I've spoken to my colleagues and we had a cold night last night. We can race at the moment but we don't have an encouraging forecast. 

"If the forecast runs through then it will be difficult for us to race. As it stands I'm sure we will be having an inspection in the morning," he said.