Ascot Ground To Be Heavy Ahead of Saturday Meeting


Ascot on Saturday will see its runners have to slug it out in testing conditions after a huge down pour last night saw 11mm of rain fall on the track seeing the conditions change from soft to heavy.

The rain has not be too severe and the course will not hold an inspection in the morning to see if the racing will go ahead as they are happy with the conditions on offer for Saturday.

(Credit Racing Post) Clerk of the course Chris Stickels said: "We have had 11mm overnight, the ground has been changed to heavy. There are no areas I'm concerned about. The only rain forecast are showers, we've seen the worst of the rain and it's forecast to be dry and cool tomorrow."

The Grade One Clarence House Chase is the feature contest of the day and with the course now being called as heavy it will play to the strengths of one horse especially.

The 12 year old Veteran has won multiple Grade Ones throughout his career including two at the Cheltenham festival and also landing this contest in three out of the last four renewals.

Having taken Defi De Seuil all the way to the line in the Tingle Creek we are hoping for another similar match up and with these testing muddy conditions it is about who says the best.