Newcastle’s Eider Chase card called off

Last Updated: 22/02/20 8:44am

Weather has cost Newcastle one of their high-profile National Hunt cards, which would have included the Eider
Weather has cost Newcastle one of their high-profile National Hunt cards, which would have included the Eider

Saturday’s meeting at Newcastle has been called off due to a waterlogged track.

The fixture, which was due to feature the Vertem Eider Handicap Chase, was subject to an inspection at 8am, but clerk of the course James Armstrong was able to make an earlier call after seven millimetres of rain fell at the track overnight.

The course is reported to be waterlogged, with patches of false ground.

Armstrong wrote on Twitter: “Sadly racing has been abandoned due to waterlogging and areas of false ground following 7mm rain overnight.

“Chance of further showers and winds also set to gust upwards of 40mph – gutted to be losing the @vertemam #EiderChaseDay.”

Monday’s meeting at Carlisle is also under threat, with an inspection called for 8am on Sunday.

The course is currently heavy, waterlogged in places.

Source : Sky Sports