It occurs to me that almost everybody lost out in this fiasco. Paying spectators, ATR viewers, owners, trainers, jockeys and bookmakers (especially those on course).
The odd trainer and jockey has spoken in defence of Worcester, however, some have criticised the course’s facilities.
The clerk appears to be getting off rather lightly, I think she is largely to blame. My understanding is that forecast rain did not arrive on Wednesday so, as it was a drying day and an even warmer one was predicted for Thursday, a decision to water, either late Wednesday afternoon or early Thursday morning, should have been made. As it was the clerk seems to have sat on her hands whilst gazing expectantly at every passing cloud as an unseasonably nice Wednesday for mid-October meandered on. She has woken up on raceday morning in a self-deluded state, conceding merely some Good to Firm places, before busily occupying herself before racing by basking in pleasant sunshine and admiring the decal on windblown flags!