Hamilton forced to abandon due to waterlogging

Sun 24 Sep 2017

Monday's meeting at Hamilton has been abandoned due to a waterlogged track.

Clerk of the course Sulekha Varma called an initial inspection for 7.30am on raceday and said the track was raceable on Sunday morning, but further rain prompted her to bring the inspection forward to 4pm.

At the time of the inspection there were areas of false ground and with further rain forecast, officials have had no option but to draw stumps.

Varma said: "It's more the intensity of the rain rather than the volume and it's fallen on what was already soft ground after a wet summer.

"There are areas of false ground which simply aren't safe enough to race on and we've got more rain forecast.

"This was our last fixture of the season, so it's really disappointing."

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