Waterlogging claims Newcastle

Wednesday afternoon's National Hunt meeting at Newcastle has been abandoned due to a waterlogged track.

Clerk of the course James Armstrong inspected the track at 8am but found the course to be unraceable.

He said: "We only had one millimetre of rain overnight but the track is still waterlogged.

"We have no option to avoid the affected areas and we have more rain forecast when what we really need is some dry weather."