Pontefract’s first race meeting this afternoon given go ahead

This afternoon's Pontefract meeting has been given the go ahead.
This afternoon's Pontefract meeting has been given the go ahead.

Officials at Pontefract racecourse have given the go ahead for this afternoon’s first meeting of the season following an inspection.

No further inspection is planned but officials say they would not want to see “further appreciable rain” at the course.

A dry night helped boost prospects after 15 millimeters of rain on Monday.

The weather forecast is for light showers this morning before clearing to leave sunny spells this afternoon.

The official going for today’s meeting is heavy. The first race is at 2pm.