More than 70 mils of rain in the past 24 hours

Heavy rain (70 mils) in the past 24 hours has resulted in Thursday’s Gosford meeting being abandoned. A 9am track inspection by club officials and Racing NSW stewards decided the track was unsafe. "We’ve had plenty of rain and at seven o’clock it was a heavy (9) but we’ve had 15 mil since then and right now it’s coming down in bucket loads,” says Gosford CEO James Heddo. Heddo will have discussions with Racing NSW to determine if the Sky Racing 2YO Maiden Handicap (1100m) will be transferred to Sunday’s Wyong meeting.

Good news...Chris Munce will make return to race riding at Eagle Farm next Wednesday after completing his course of treatment for throat cancer. Munce has not ridden since late last year after a dentist advised him to see a specialist after finding swelling in his tonsils during a routine check-up. The 43-year-old told the Courier Mail he would probably ride Snippets Caviar, which is part-owned by his wife at the Eagle Farm meeting, less than three weeks after riding trackwork for the first time in four months.