Snow forces Newcastle to abandon as cold snap continues to bite

You know the weather is bad when the all-weather meetings are cancelled! Up at Newcastle they have had to abandon today's meeting and there will be an inspection ahead of racing on Thursday.  After four centimetres of snow fell overnight, officials called an inspection for 10am, but that proved inconclusive and another check was made at 11am. That look resulted in the decision to cancel the card. I was going to back  Godolphin owned colt  Night Castle but there is no bet for today now. 

The track tweeted: " Due to heavy snow fall and further snow forecast, today's fixture has been abandoned. There will be a precautionary inspection tomorrow at 8am ahead of tomorrow's afternoon fixture."

The cancellation of Newcastle's card means Wolverhampton is the only track to race on Wednesday, while Kempton is also scheduled to be in action on Thursday. There has been no National Hunt racing since Monday and the blank spell could extend to Saturday, with Friday's meeting at Doncaster called off and Newbury due to inspect on Wednesday afternoon.