Cheltenham prepared for cold snap6th March 2013
Cheltenham officials are preparing to take precautions against a forecast cold spell ahead of the start of the Festival.
With frost predicted for the first half of next week, the team at Prestbury Park are getting ready to put down frost covers on all vulnerable areas, including the take-offs and landings. And if even colder weather comes into the equation, the entire course will be covered.
However, milder conditions should come in for the last two days of the meeting on Thursday and Friday.