Watering begins at Cheltenham

  • Last Updated: March 12 2014, 18:27 GMT

Officials at Cheltenham are to water on Wednesday night following the second day of the Cheltenham Festival.

The New Course will be watered at Cheltenham
The New Course will be watered at Cheltenham

The sun again shone on Prestbury Park on Tuesday, and clerk of the course Simon Claisse and his team will put water on the track in an effort to maintain the ground at good, good to soft in places.

Claisse said on Wednesday: "We are going to put three to five millimetres of water on the bits of quicker ground on the New Course, and I expect to water until 1am.

"We will be watering around two-thirds of the course, with the intention of trying to maintain the ground at good, good to soft in places over the next two days."


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