At the time of writing on Friday afternoon the intended Saturday fixture at Sandown has been called off.
A wise early decision considering the current weather and that forecasted for overnight.
I congratulate Sandown for not simply getting the Channel 4 cameras and paying public there, only to stage racing in impossible conditions. Or, as so many courses do, giving it the go ahead today, only to abandon ship tomorrow.
It is a pity to lose what could have been a good meeting.
It leaves us with turf racing down at Wincanton - though a 7.30am course inspection may have . . .
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