Unsettled forecast for Aintree

  • Last Updated: March 31 2014, 17:13 BST

Aintree clerk of the course Andrew Tulloch is delighted with the state of the ground at the moment but rain is forecast for Tuesday.

Aintree: Clerk of the course happy with ground but rain forecast
Aintree: Clerk of the course happy with ground but rain forecast

The going description is Good, Good to Soft in places on the Mildmay and Hurdle courses and Good to Soft, Good in places on the Crabbie's Grand National course.

Tulloch said on Monday afternoon: "The ground is lovely at the moment but we're keeping an eye on the weather.

"We've had a dry couple of days which has seen a slight change to the going on the Mildmay and Hurdle courses which are now Good, Good to Soft in places while the Grand National course is now Good to Soft, Good in places.

"I had a walk round again with Chris Dennis (BHA course inspector) this morning and there is a lovely cover of grass and the course is in great shape.

"However, there has been talk of some showers this evening so we will monitor that closely and issue any updates on Tuesday morning.

"The forecast for the next few days is unsettled and a band of showers is meant to be arriving on Tuesday afternoon though the exact timing of the rain is uncertain."


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