Snow in the Cotswolds on Saturday morning left me wondering whether to head east to Cottenham rather than the risk of more snow on Salisbury plain. I then heard there was a frost inspection so ploughed on and once through Northleach, the snow disappeared to be replaced by a constant drizzle.
With the rain and an opening race timed to go off at 10.45 a.m. it was hardly a surprise that the crowd was at best sparce and I was left with the feeling that unless you had to be there you just wouldn't go on such a miserable day.
It was a pity because the racing was good with one or two close finishes and a fine performance from Will Biddick winning the Coronation Cup aboard Mendip Express
One of those days when the promised warmth of the car's heating system almost outweighed the pleasures of the sport....but not quite!!