Horse racing weather forecast

It looks as though we are in for a cold few days and mother nature has taken her toll on the horse racing already this week. Newcastle's jumps fixture on Tuesday has been cancelled with the track covered in snow as temperatures dropped to -2.5C overnight with 3cm of snow landing on the course. 

An 8am inspection has been called for Catterick's meeting on Wednesday with a real threat of overnight frost in North Yorkshire with below minus temperatures forecast. Carlisle's fixture on Thursday is also in doubt and a 3pm inspection on Wednesday is planned; apparently at this time the track is un-raceable due to frozen ground.

It looks like just about anywhere in the UK may get a bit of snow over the next 48-hours so things aren't looking great. All being well warmer weather, albeit wet, is forecast from Friday onwards. Cheltenham Festival week is looking damp but a little warmer.