Snow has claimed Monday’s fixture at Southwell

Martin Lynch

The return of snow to Britain has started to have an adverse effect on the jumps programme, with Southwell’s Monday fixture cancelled on Sunday morning.

Sunday’s meetings at Carlisle and Ffos were also called off due to snow, and at Southwell it was the same story following an inspection.

Clerk of the course Roderick Duncan said: “We’ve got a covering of four inches and the forecast temperatures are not expected to rise until late Monday morning.

“We were already heavy so should the snow melt, I suspect we’d be having issues with waterlogged ground.”

No inspection has been called for Monday’s other jumps fixture at Kelso, but Tuesday’s cards at Exeter and Wetherby face inspections on Sunday.





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