TODAY'S meeting at Salisbury has been abandoned after parts of the course are waterlogged after sustained heavy rainfall.

Clerk of the course Jeremy Martin had no option but to call off the card when he inspected the track shortly about 6.30am on Sunday, May 7 and found standing water in several areas.

Conditions were so bad the course couldn't stage a meeting until at least Tuesday, the promised warm and dry weather coming far too late to affect the going.

He explained: "It is saturated and will need a couple of days to dry out. The first 100 yards after the seven-furlong start, where we had four scheduled races, is unfit, as are parts of the final furlong. It is simply too wet." 

The highlight of the afternoon would have been the £24,000 City Bowl handicap which is run over 14 furlongs and had attracted nine runners. It was to have been screened by ITV alongside racing at Newmarket and Hamilton.