Newcastle's meeting on Friday is subject to a precautionary inspection
Newcastle's meeting on Friday is subject to an 8am precautionary inspection on raceday morning.
Last Updated: 07/02/13 8:10am
Clerk of the course James Armstrong is taking no chances in case there is a sharper-than-expected overnight frost.
The going is currently heavy, soft in places, with temperatures having dipped to minus 1C on Thursday morning.
Armstrong tweeted: "Precautionary inspection 8am raceday in case temperatures drop below forecast of 0c."
A later tweet read: "Providing forecast is correct, I do not foresee any problems. Ideally no more rain and plus temperatures will ensure racing goes ahead."