Going Change: Aintree Now Good To Soft Following 7.5mm Of Rain

James Mackie

Aintree Going

On Monday clerk of the course at Aintree Sulekha Varma announced that after 7.5mm of rain overnight that the going was changed to good to soft.

The going description was updated across all courses to show good to soft across all of them with the Grand National course changed from good to soft, good in places and the Mildmay (chase and hurdle) previously good, good to soft in places.

(Credit Racing Post) Sulekha Varma was very pleased to see the Liverpool track receive some much needed water saying: "We got a helpful 7.5mm of rain last night, which was very welcome after such a long dry period, and that has put us to good to soft on all three courses. It's a nice place to be at this point of the week and we're in a good place from a natural point of view.

"It's forecast to be dry and cloudy today with a bit more rain coming tonight, with showers through Wednesday as well. At the moment, Thursday, Friday and Saturday are looking mostly dry with a few wintry showers on Friday and Saturday."

Varma is still in limbo whether to water between now and the start of the meeting on Thursday but no decision as officially been made yet.

She said: "The forecast has been so changeable we'll have to keep an eye on things, but as it stands based on the forecast, I would hope we don't need to do any more watering before the start of racing.

"We'll see how we go through racing, we can always water overnight if we need to."