sport

Waterlogged Sandown abandoned

Saturday's fixture at Sandown has been abandoned due to waterlogging following an inspection on Friday afternoon.

The Esher circuit, which was set to stage the Grade One 32Red Tolworth Hurdle, was hit by further heavy rain during the afternoon, prompting clerk of the course Andrew Cooper to bring forward a planned Saturday morning check.

Parts of both the chase course and the hurdles track are waterlogged.

Cooper told Racing UK: "The rain this afternoon has left with at least two places where it is definitely unraceable at the moment, and we've no option of where we could in terms of rails and bypassing those particular areas.

"We're faced with a forecast saying we could get more showers later in the day, plus other pieces of rain tomorrow morning. We'd got to the stage where we would be delaying the inevitable."