TASRACING will closely monitor the Elwick track over the next two days before deciding the fate of Sunday's eight-race meeting.
At this stage, there is no suggestion that the meeting will have to be transferred to Devonport, provided the weather forecast is accurate.
Tasracing issued a statement yesterday saying that the track had been rated a heavy 8 early in the day.
However, a further 10mm of rain had fallen subsequent to that reading.
``With clear weather forecast for the next three days, Tasracing will monitor the track's condition, and the weather, in line with its meeting transfer policy,'' the statement said.
The track had been drying out nicely, and was rated no worse than dead, prior to heavy rain on Monday night and again yesterday.
The running rail will be in the true position for the first time since July 3 if Sunday's meeting goes ahead as planned.
That should eliminate, or at least minimise, the bias towards the outside of the track that has been prevalent for the past three months.
Sunday's meeting has attracted 93 acceptors, with a good field for the main race, the Open Handicap over 1000 metres.
Smart sprinter Punctuate resumes from a spell and will clash with the in-form Innocent Gamble, chasing his fifth win a row.
The race will also see the return of 2012 Launceston Cup winner Prevailing who failed to regain his best form last season.
Although he is expected to find the distance too short, connections will be hoping to see him finishing off strongly.
-- Due to the cancellation of the barrier trials at Elwick on Tuesday, Tasracing has scheduled additional trials for that venue on Monday, starting at 10.30am.
Nominations close at 9am tomorrow.
Trials also are scheduled for Longford next Tuesday.