Early-morning inspection for tomorrow’s Ratcheugh point-to-point

Action from the Ratcheugh course last year.
Action from the Ratcheugh course last year.

The organisers of the West Percy Point-to-Point fixture at Alnwick tomorrow will beat the weather, despite the cold snap and snow flurries this week.

They hope racing at the Ratcheugh Farm course will survive an early morning inspection after the meeting was postponed a fortnight ago due to heavy frost.

At 1pm today, the course still had some small areas affected by frost and it was not totally raceable.

But the day has been bright with sunshine and temperatures of around 5 degrees and it is hoped all frost will be out of the ground. Forecasts are saying temperatures overnight will be well above 0 degrees, more like 2 or 3 degrees, with no frost forecast at all.

The first of the seven races sets off at noon, with free entry once again on offer to all race-goers.

Check back for updates tomorrow morning.