Navan and Wetherby pass inpsections

This afternoon's meetings at Navan and Wetherby will go ahead after the tracks passed morning inspections.

This afternoon's meetings at Navan and Wetherby will go ahead after the tracks passed morning inspections.

Officials at Navan had been concerned by the threat of overnight frost but they are satisfied with conditions at the track.

The Irish Turf Club's Cliff Noone said: "There was a frost but it's a very bright morning and it's all systems go."

The going at the course is described as heavy with the first race due off at 12.15pm.

Clerk of the Wetherby course Jonjo Sanderson had planned to take a look at 8am but he brought forward that check after a mild night.

He said: "It is good news and we are racing. The temperature only dropped as low as plus two at its coldest last night and the remaining snow on the track has gone overnight.

"We are very pleased as no-one likes to cancel a meeting, particularly one as good as this."

Wetherby's card gets underway at 11.40am with the WBX.COM Fighting Fifth Hurdle, transferred from last week's abandoned meeting at Newcastle, the feature event.

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