Enough is enough and this is no longer just a very wet spell that we have become used to over the years but moving into well past the joke territory with flooding appearing in places we have never seen before.
As far as the racing goes it is now causing several meetings to be abandoned which concertinas all the runners into fewer races making them more competitive and on wet heavy ground more difficult in determining which horses can cope with the extreme ground.
Newcastle is already off tomorrow with Wetherby also a doubt for Friday with more rain forecast. Doncaster on Friday will probably be on and expect lots of runners and competitive racing. It looks like we are in for an interrupted jumps racing season with many horses running on ground they would rather not race on just because they are desperate for a run.
The performances of many racehorses will therefore change dramatically once the ground dries out again which may throw up some value on the one hand but also make things more difficult in picking them out.
The big 5yo Grays Choice needs a run but where? The meeting at Newcastle on the 13th is unlikely to be on in which case we may head to Sedgefield on Friday 15th as the course tends to drain better than most.