Monday night saw heavy rainfall in the Merseyside area which has now changed the ground conditions ahead of the first day at Aintree for the three day Grand National Festival.
The National course now reads as good to soft, soft in places which will affect some horses from running but also boost others credentials, with potential for more rain to fall between now and the start of the meeting.
Overall a total of 10 mm of rain fell onto the track through Monday evening and stretching into Tuesday morning, this also made sure the Mildmay and Aintree Hurdle track are both now good to soft.
The £1 million Randox Health Grand National is set to have all 40 runners filled and go to post this year, with many runners be waiting on the rain coming even more but will certainly take the ground to have any description of soft in it before the start at 17:15 on Saturday.
(Credit Racing Post) Clerk of the course Andrew Tulloch said on Tuesday: "We had the 10mm of rain we were forecast last night and the ground has changed to good to soft, soft in places on the National course. It is a bit softer by the canal side of the National course.
We will just keep an eye on it for now, we are expecting some showers and will see what the score is. At this time of year the ground can dry out reasonably quickly. We're very happy with where we are at the moment."
How the ground has changed
Mildmay course good to soft (from good), Hurdle course good to soft (from good), National course good to soft, soft in places (from good, good to soft in places in places)