Uttoxeter washed away

  • Last Updated: January 23 2014, 13:43 GMT

Saturday's jumps meeting at Uttoxeter has been abandoned due to a waterlogged track.

Uttoxeter: Saturday meeting washed away
Uttoxeter: Saturday meeting washed away

Officials at the Staffordshire circuit made an early call following a 12.30pm inspection as there is standing water and areas of false ground on parts of the course.

Further rain on Thursday morning was been compound by the prospect of another band of heavy showers forecast on Friday.

Clerk of the course Charlie Moore said: "The weather is just not helping us and it wasn't a difficult decision, I'm afraid.

"It just keeps on raining and we've got areas of standing water, some patches of false ground and waterlogging.

"The forecast suggests more rain so there's no point in dragging it out any further. We race again on February 8 so I hope it has dried up by then."

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