Racing: Prospects brighten for Sandown card

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Saturday's feature meeting at Sandown, where the Grade One Tolworth Hurdle and Mildmay Cazalet Memorial Handicap Chase are the main events,

looks likely to beat the wet weather. Racing would not have been possible yesterday but the clerk of the course, Andrew Cooper, said: "The course is much improved. There are one or two parts that are very saturated, but the overall prospects are encouraging."

Prospects are not so good for Saturday's other turf meetings at Warwick and Haydock. Warwick will inspect at 2.30pm today, while Haydock inspect at 2pm. Haydock's clerk, Philip Arkwright, said: "We've had a wet day and the forecast is bad."

Today's card at Market Rasen and tomorrow's at Exeter were abandoned yesterday. At tomorrow's other turf meeting, Towcester, there will be an inspection at 8.30am today.