William Hill Towton Novices’ Chase
|Grade 2 Handicap, Wetherby 14:40
3m 45y, Class 1
|Saturday 2nd February 2019|
Wetherby's Saturday card abandoned - Frozen. "Forecast does not indicate sufficient rise in temperature to shift the frost out the ground" pic.twitter.com/deYdot40bh— PA Racing (@PAracing) February 1, 2019
Wetherby’s Towton Chase card has fallen to the cold weather.
After an inspection at 8am on Friday morning, it was confirmed the current cold blast has claimed another card – the latest in a string of National Hunt fixtures abandoned this week.
Saturday’s meeting was to have staged the Grade Two feature William Hill Towton Novices’ Chase.
But shortly before 8.30am, an update from the West Yorkshire track reported overnight temperatures of between -4 and -1C, leaving it frozen and the fixture therefore abandoned.
The report added: “Dusting of snow as well. Forecast does not indicate sufficient rise in temperature to shift the frost out the ground.”
William Hill Towton Novices' Chase (Grade 2)
£35,000 added, 5yo plus, 3m 45y, Class 1
|216-113||Coup De Pinceau (FR) 49||7||P F Nicholls|
|421PP4||Crest 29||8||Micky Hammond|
|53-2311||Dandy Dan (IRE) 98||6||K C Bailey|
|3P-3711||Didero Vallis (FR) 34||6||Miss V Williams|
|121711||Drovers Lane (IRE) 49||7||Miss R Curtis|
|11410-2||Midnight Tune 77||8||A J Honeyball|
|124P-62||Mulcahys Hill (IRE) 63||7||W Greatrex|
|300-42U||No Hassle Hoff (IRE) 38||7||D Skelton|
|2224-01||Rio Quinto (FR) 29||6||Olly Murphy|
|3U8-321||Shades Of Midnight 35||9||A M Thomson|
|501F-45||Skipthecuddles (IRE) 37||8||G McPherson|
|PF8F-11||Top Ville Ben (IRE) 37||7||P A Kirby|
|231251||Treackle Tart (IRE) 35||7||C E Longsdon|
|2214-4F||Uppertown Prince (IRE) 37||7||D McCain Jnr|
|1111-11||Vinndication (IRE) 43||6||K C Bailey|