Haydock And Uttoxeter Fall To The Wet Weather On Thursday

With the strange June weather of consistent rain it has seen inspections all across the UK to see if race meetings will go ahead today with some falling foul to the wet weather.

The night meetings at Nottingham and Yarmouth are still set to go ahead following inspections this morning but the early afternoon meetings at Haydock and Uttoxeter will not go ahead.

The tracks have taken on to much rain which has seen Uttoxeter's track waterlogged and Haydock's suffering the same problem. This is not a problem the course staff thought they would be tackling in June.

From a possible six meetings we are not down to four with some smart racing still on the cards. Nottingham's course has stood strong and will be starting off in heavy, soft in places conditions.

Yarmouth is another that passed the inspection and is straight out heavy which will see plenty of non-runners at the track but is still good enough to see racing. Newbury and Leopardstown will also go ahead as normal after not needing to have inspections.

Haydock tweeted: "Following a precautionary inspection this morning unfortunately today’s racing has been abandoned. This is due to a further 10mm of rain overnight resulting in a waterlogged track, with further rain forecast."

Uttoxeter tweeted: "Racing Abandoned. 100mm of rain in the last 6 days. Large areas of standing water and forecast a further 10-15mm through today." 

Leopardstown over in Ireland have not suffered as much rain and will see the ground be a lot firmer then over in England and they host the feature card of the day with a group 3 on the seven race card.

Newbury hosts a decent card with a Listed contest at the meeting that will show of some young and exciting fillies and it was this card last year that saw Irish and Yorkshire oaks winner Sea Of Class enter the racing seen as three year old.