Out of action: Jockey James McDonald will not be riding at Canterbury on Thursday.Out of action: Jockey James McDonald will not be riding at Canterbury on Thursday. Photo: Getty Images

Under water one day, racing the next is the confident prediction of Australian Turf Club racecourses general manager Lindsay Murphy about Canterbury.

The once-in-a-generation weather event, which has battered Sydney since Tuesday, got the better of Canterbury’s scheduled race meeting on Wednesday but it has been moved to Thursday and  Murphy is confident it will be run.