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Cheltenham will go ahead today after surviving a course inspection

Updated: Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 10:11 | Comments

Cheltenham passes early morning course inspection

This afternoon's meeting at the Cheltenham Festival has survived an early-morning inspection and goes ahead as scheduled.

Although overnight temperatures dipped to a shuddering -7C, clerk of the course Simon Claisse was able to give the fixture the thumbs-up at first light.

The chase course and hurdles course have been passed fit - with the going good to soft, soft in places - but the cross-country track, due to stage the Glenfarclas Handicap Chase, must still pass an 11am inspection.

Read how day two played out

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