Cheltenham New Year's Day card abandoned

Updated: Monday, 31 Dec 2012 10:10

Cheltenham's fixture on New Year's Day has been abandoned due to a waterlogged track.

Course officials at Prestbury Park had scheduled a 3pm inspection on Monday afternoon, but saw no reason in delaying the inevitable.

With further rain forecast, the track remains unraceable in places due to saturated ground.

Cheltenham clerk of the course Simon Claisse told At The Races: "Sadly we've had to take the decision earlier than we thought to abandon the meeting. A lot more rain is forecast."