Meeting is frozen out

After the disappointment of losing last Saturday’s card to frost, officials at Wetherby are hoping for better luck from the weather concerning the next meeting at the track - a seven-race programme on Monday starting at 1-15pm.

Novice chasers take part in the afternoon’s most valuable race, a contest over the extended two-and-a-half miles (won last year by Alfie Sherrin, ridden by the 16-times champion jockey, Tony McCoy) while stayers have their opportunity in The Handicap Chase and The Comedy Curry Night – Friday, 17th February Handicap Hurdle; both races held over three miles and one furlong.

Monday’s final race is a Handicap Hurdle contest for Conditional jockeys in the Racing Excellence Training Series, part of a national series of races designed to help in the education and training of young jockeys.

Going into Monday’s race, Kielan Woods and James Best are the leading riders in the series.

The giant screen will be situated opposite the main stands, complemented by a display screen serving the parade ring area, enabling racegoers to see even more of the action.