Despite the recent rainfall and the predicted heavy showers that were supposed to materialise over the last few days, the Aintree Racecourse is drying out at a rapid pace making the course incredibly fast. Yesterdays’ Foxhunter Chase was the 4th fastest in history so the officials at Aintree will water the ground today.
The going was changed on both courses before racing with the Mildmay and hurdles course good to soft,good in places (from good to soft) and the Grand National course good to soft, good in places at fences 13 and 14 (from good to soft, soft in places).
Clerk of the course Andrew Tulloch said: “We will water the Mildmay course to maintain conditions. It’s currently walking good, good to soft in places. We will put between 4 and 6mm down.”
Selective watering will take place on the National course with not much change to the going expected for Friday.