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29 Mar 16 16:23
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Report Can't Catch Me March 30, 2016 12:20 PM BST
We've had a pretty decent run of dry weather lately, apart from the storm that was around this weekend. I cant see it being any softer than good to soft, and more likely good ground.
Report Facts March 30, 2016 2:12 PM BST
One thing is certain nowadays. It will never be Firm
Report rothko March 30, 2016 9:20 PM BST
they've invested a load in the watering systems and have watered on the Friday after racing and even saturday morning if they think its going to be too fast
Plus the thick covering of grass to slow the horses up
so I think Mr Frisks course record will be safe for another year - and that was over tougher fences as well
Report saxon farm March 31, 2016 1:19 PM BST
Mr Frisk's record will stand for ever. Apart from anything else it's a shorter course now.
Report springy April 1, 2016 8:46 AM BST
Course     Aintree
Next Race     Thursday 7th April
Report Date     Thursday 31st March; 6:30 pm
Going     Mildmay Good to Soft (Good in places), Hurdle Good to Soft, National Good to Soft (Soft in places)
GoingStick     Mildmay: 6.5, Hurdle: 6.6, National: 5.7, on Thursday at 12:00
Additional Information     Rails: Bends and hurdles on outside, distance tbc
Report springy April 1, 2016 8:49 AM BST

28mm from Saturday to Tuesday, dry since. Thursday - sunny & dry 11C Friday - mainly sunny, poss. showers pm 12C, 2C overnight Saturday & Sunday - bright with sunny spells, poss. showers, windy 14C Monday & Tuesday - fine and bright, sunny 15C, 6C overnight
Report sewter lives again April 1, 2016 11:01 AM BST
they will never let the word "firm" be in the going report
Report jasey April 1, 2016 10:17 PM BST
Rain around next week.
Soft ground on the cards.
Report Roger The Butler April 2, 2016 3:21 PM BST
7 day forecast for Liverpool here:

A few little bits of rain but I doubt if there's any more than just to stop it being faster than good.
Report stevo1 April 2, 2016 7:47 PM BST
Conflicting views?
Report jasey April 2, 2016 8:29 PM BST
Heavy rain forecast Wednesday,light rain Thursday then dry Friday and Saturday.
Report impossible123 April 2, 2016 8:32 PM BST
Rain has been forecast from wednesday evening onwards hence I think it would be the soft side of good at best.
Report sewter lives again April 2, 2016 9:35 PM BST
the going stick was 5.7 for the National course on Thursday-historically I think that equates to good to soft , soft in places.

Looking at the forecast it appears that going will probably be good to soft, unless they cop for one or more of the heavy showers forecast for Wednesday.
Report Zazu April 4, 2016 4:06 AM BST
Lots of showers recently. Good to soft, soft in places
Report Biscar Two from a mile back April 4, 2016 11:12 AM BST
switched around this morning , soft, gts ip
Report Chaplins Club April 4, 2016 11:41 AM BST
Report Zazu April 4, 2016 3:46 PM BST
Not stopped raining all day
Report ZenMaster April 4, 2016 4:06 PM BST
Soft ground would be tough for the top weights perhaps.

I would also put a line through The Druids Nephew.
Report Can't Catch Me April 4, 2016 4:11 PM BST
Where Zazu? I have been about 8 miles from Liverpool all day and it was glorious sunshine and lovely and warm all morning?! Been a good bit of rain this afternoon though.
Report convict99 April 4, 2016 4:24 PM BST
am about 8 miles away aswell and has hardly rained all day
Report TWODOGGS April 4, 2016 4:35 PM BST
I'm 1 mile away in Fazak, not one bit of rain all day. In fact it's been quite pleasant. There was quite a bit of rain overnight tho
Report ZenMaster April 4, 2016 10:51 PM BST
Officially soft as of now.
Report lewisham ranger April 5, 2016 1:09 PM BST
surely this goonyella will love a slog through the mud- stays longer than the mother in law.
Report kavvie April 5, 2016 2:08 PM BST
will it be soft tho?
Report thurnscoe thunder April 5, 2016 3:45 PM BST
Report Can't Catch Me April 5, 2016 4:08 PM BST
Really mild today and no rain about... imagine its pretty perfect good to soft ground by the end of the day and heading towards good in places if anything. Showers forecast for the next few days but only enough to keep it where it is imo. Will be amazed if its classed as soft come National time.
Report spyker April 5, 2016 11:57 PM BST
Ground improves on Tuesday

Following a drying day on Merseyside on Tuesday, the going on the Grand National course improve to good to soft, soft in places at the Canal Turn.

Conditions also improved on the Mildmay Course, which was rated good to soft, good in places on Tuesday. The Hurdle Course remains good to soft, soft in places on the home straight.

Clerk of the course Andrew Tulloch said: "It has been another drying day, with temperatures getting up to 12 Celsius.

"The forecast is for unsettled weather and we could have rain each day from showers, along with sunny intervals and cooler conditions.

"Showers, being unpredictable and intermittent, may deliver between two and five millimetres of rain each day. There is plenty of moisture in the ground after a wet winter."
Report Zazu April 7, 2016 6:48 AM BST
lots of rain around last night (30miles away)
Report dyno-layer April 7, 2016 8:49 AM BST
5mm overnight. Rain due to stop soon, national course back to soft with good to soft patches.

Mainly dry now until overnight friday / saturday am when they will get another deluge
Report dyno-layer April 7, 2016 8:53 AM BST
With the grass no doubt been left very long and the very high water table i would think that softish ground will be the order of the day come saturday bearing in mind it will get all day to dry out b4 the big race. Not much help to any horse that wants top of the ground spring type conditions mind.
Report PJay April 8, 2016 12:00 PM BST
MET office forecasting up to seven hours of rain tonight
Report rl91 April 8, 2016 12:21 PM BST
Just got a text saying it will be 2.3mm of rain over 6 hours either side of midnight

Fingers crossed he's being cautious knowing I want it to tip it down
Report PJay April 9, 2016 4:40 PM BST
Probably heavy. It's going to be tough.
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