Sadly the meeting at Sandown today has been abandoned after heavy rain. Derby and King George hero Adayar was due to make his seasonal debut in the G.3 Bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes and we were also hoping to see some potential Derby hopefuls in the bet365 Classic Trial. Clerk of the course Andrew Cooper said “We looked just after 7am this morning and unfortunately after just under half an inch of rain, in Flat racing terms, it’s left the track very patchy, with false patches in places you frankly can’t avoid. The jumps racing on Saturday won’t be an issue, but in Flat racing terms the inconsistency of the ground is quite dramatic in some places after that rain and it wasn’t fit for purpose.”
No bets for me today now, I do have a few planned for the weekend though, weather permitting!