Leicester Racecourse is currently under snow but with a quick thaw forecast over the weekend, there is a danger that the hurdles course could become waterlogged. To safeguard their fixture on January 30th, the British Horseracing Authority has programmed a provisional all-Chase card. This will consist of the two Chases originally scheduled plus four additional Steeple Chase opportunities.
All additional races will be free to enter and a final decision on whether the existing hurdle races will be abandoned and the provisional chases activated, will be made at 3pm on Monday, January 28th.
The provisional, additional Steeple Chases will close at noon on Saturday, January 26th. Should these races subsequently be activated, they will close for declarations in line with the existing races at 10am on Tuesday, January 29th. A provisional, revised running order and race conditions are outlined below.
2:00 00590 The Cream Gorse Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 5)
2:30 00599 The Human League 6th July Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 4)
3:00 00594 The Thrussington Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 4)
3:30 00597 The Billesdon Coplow Handicap Chase (Class 3)
4:00 00593 The Silver Bell Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 4)
4:30 00598 The Book Now For Peter Andre Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 4)