The Benalla Cup has been rescheduled for Sunday after the Benalla Racing Club was forced to postpone its cup meeting on Friday due to a wet section of the track near the 200m mark.
A malfunctioning sprinkler was found to be the cause which left the track unsafe for racing.
"An investigation by RV Stewards and BRC officials has determined that a malfunctioning sprinkler which had been watering the sand training track overnight as part of the club's daily maintenance program was the source of the problem," Racing Victoria said in a statement.
ALSO IN SPORT
"The automated sprinkler had become stuck in the opposite direction at some point overnight, thus resulting in the isolated wet patch."
"With little to no rain forecast in the area between now and Sunday, RV Stewards and the BRC are confident that the affected area will sufficiently dry for the track to be suitable for racing on Sunday."
The fields will remain as drawn, with all scratchings from the original meeting now being reinstated.
In addition, no scratching fee will be applied should trainers choose to withdraw their horses from the rescheduled fixture.
In accordance with RV's abandoned meeting policy, a compensation fee of $550 per runner will be paid to connections affected by Friday's postponement irrespective of whether or not their horses start on Sunday.
Several local trainers had runners at the meeting including Donna Scott and Mitch Beer.
Both had starters in the feature sprint.
Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content: