Aintree Starting To Water The Track After Dry Spell

Aintree Update

The Grand National is now just over a week away and the Aintree track is said to be watered ahead of the meeting to try and maintain good to soft ground, with Britain seeing dry weather over the last few weeks.

Clerk of the course Sulekha Varma has opted to water both the National and Mildmay courses as the forecast continues to be for dry weather, withe ground needing to have some Juice in it to get the best out of the majority of the national hunt horses set to be on show.

She said: “We are watering today – we have put six millimetres on the Grand National course and 10mm on the Mildmay, with the Mildmay good, good to soft in places and the National course good to soft, good in places.

“We’ve had a couple of warm, dry days already this week – and it is forecast to be dry up until Sunday, with only a few showers around.

“We’ll obviously keep watching the forecast, but the aim would be for good to soft ground on the National course and the slow side of good on the Mildmay.

“It has been unseasonably warm this week, but then the forecast is for it to be unseasonably cold by Monday – it is Britain in spring after all.”