HUNTINGDON Racecourse is poised to host jump racing this weekend after switching its races from Friday to Saturday. Racing would not have been possible on Friday due to frost still being in the ground. However, racecourse managing director Sophie Hodgkins

HUNTINGDON Racecourse is poised to host jump racing this weekend after switching its races from Friday to Saturday.

Racing would not have been possible on Friday due to frost still being in the ground.

However, racecourse managing director Sophie Hodgkinson said the chances of racing on Saturday were better because of an improving weather forecast.

She added: "We couldn't have raced on Friday, but with the support of all the horse racing organisations - including the British Horseracing Authority and the Levy Board - we have delayed the fixture by 24 hours."

If the fixture goes ahead, it would be the first jump racing to take place in Britain since 3 January.

However, the meeting will be subject to a 3pm inspection on Friday by clerk of the course Andrew Morris.

A provisional first race time has been set for 12.50pm on Saturday, with updates available on the racecourse website at www.huntingdon-racecourse.co.uk.

Trainers declared their runners for Friday's races before they were abandoned. The races will be re-opened at declaration stage on Friday.

INFORMATION: Admission into the Main Enclosure will be £15, while accompanied under 18s are admitted free of charge.