Sandown abandoned

Horse Racing

Friday’s meeting at Sandown has been abandoned because of waterlogging.

The course failed an early-morning inspection as the stormy weather of the past week continued to take its toll on racing fixtures.

Clerk of the course Andrew Cooper cited “several areas of false and unavoidable ground on both courses after yesterday’s rain” as he announced the abandonment of the seven-race Royal Artillery Gold Cup card shortly after 7am.