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spyker
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The Randox Health Grand National 4 - 6 April 2019
Next Race Meeting  04/04/2019
Report Date  28/03/2019 07:29:00
Official Going  National: Good to Soft, Good in places. Mildmay and Hurdle: Good, Good to Soft in places.
GoingStick  Map to follow
Watering  Watering all courses
Rails  All bends and hurdles on outside line. Distances tbc. Bends and hurdles will be moved in after racing each day.
   
Weather:
Thursday and Friday - bright and sunny 14C Saturday onwards - mainly dry, cooler, bright spells with showers Tuesday/Wednesday 12C

It's going to need those showers methinks or the ground could be heavily watered - of course that may well happen anyway........
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Report Mully April 1, 2019 12:09 PM BST
Should be perfect racing ground for the good to soft/heavy ground lovers.
Report Bindaree April 1, 2019 3:02 PM BST
If they water I wouldn't imagine it would be near heavy. If the weather is mild and they get a breeze it could even be nearer the good side of soft as there would be virtually all day to dry.
Report spyker April 1, 2019 9:48 PM BST
The Randox Health Grand National Festival
Next Race Meeting  04/04/2019
Report Date  01/04/2019 17:10:00
Official Going  National - Good, Good to Soft in places Mildmay and Hurdle - Good
GoingStick  National: 7.5 Chase: 7.6 Hurdle: 7.4
Watering  Watered Saturday. Will reassess Tuesday
Rails  All bends and hurdles on outer line. Distances tbc. Bends and hurdles will be moved in after racing each day
   
Weather:
Dry last 24 hours. Monday - dry, breezy with sunny spells. Cloudy thro afternoon, rain overnight 6mm 12C
Tuesday - blustery, sunny spells with showers 4mm. Cooler 8C
Wednesday - breezy, dry, sunny spells with showers 9C
Thursday - sunny spells with showers, turning drier thro evening 10C
Friday - cold start, brighter spells. Showers later 9C
Saturday - breezy, sunny spells with showers 10C



Been watering for a week but i presume only v small amounts - and if all those showers appear then it should be perfectly good (with g/s in places!) spring ground.
Report springy April 2, 2019 9:27 AM BST
National - Good to Soft, Soft in places Canal side Mildmay and Hurdle - Good to Soft

Rails: All bends and hurdles on outer line. Distances tbc. Bends and hurdles will be moved in after racing each day

Weather
10mm overnight. Tuesday - rain passed through. Blustery, sunny spells with showers 2mm. Cooler 8C Wednesday - breezy, dry, sunny spells with showers 9C Thursday - sunny spells with showers, poss. heavy 10C Friday - cold start, brighter spells. Poss. showers later 9C Saturday - mainly dry, sunny spells with showers 10C


Watering:Watered Saturday. Will reassess Tuesday

Going/Weather/Other last updated @Tue 02 Apr 8:38am

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Report spyker April 3, 2019 9:45 AM BST
Next Race Meeting  04/04/2019
Report Date  03/04/2019 08:35:00
Official Going  National - Good to Soft Mildmay and Hurdle - Good to Soft, Good in places
GoingStick  National 5.6 Chase 6.1 Hurdle 6.2 at 1pm Tuesday 2nd
Watering  Watered up to Saturday
Rails  All bends and hurdles on outer line. Distances tbc. Bends and hurdles will be moved in after racing each day
   
Weather:
10mm Tuesday. 2mm overnight
Wednesday - breezy, sunny spells with showers, poss heavy 9C
Thursday - sunny spells with showers, poss. heavy 10C
Friday - cold start, brighter spells. Poss. showers later 9C
Saturday - mainly dry, sunny spells with showers 10C


Dried out over the day and that is the wettest f/cast I've seen with today being the last for any 'significant' showers for most. Seemed to be bit of over-reaction to the rain with soft horses being backed and good ground weakening but that may well carry on today!
Report ashleigh April 4, 2019 3:26 PM BST
good to soft, good in places didn't last long, soft all over now.Grin
Report spyker April 4, 2019 6:03 PM BST
yeah soft all over but (without knowing the times) it didn't look like it rode 'soft' - for instance the bumper field was pretty closely grouped at the end and horses (through the day) didn't look (to me anyway) as if they were all finishing knackered so 'g/s, dead (watered)' might be a better description than 'soft'! Showers around tonight and then dry from then it seems, will prob end up as g/s s in places now so no real excuses.
Report spyker April 5, 2019 8:50 PM BST
Landing side of National fences to be watered after ground dries to good to soft

UPDATED 8:10PM, APR 5 2019


Aintree's clerk of the course Andrew Tulloch revealed after racing on Friday that some water would be put on the landing side of fences on the Grand National course ahead of Randox Health Grand National day.

He explained: "The track has dried out during the day today, so it's now good to soft on all courses. The ground on the Grand National course is still a bit easier round the Canal Turn.

"We're aware the Grand National is now run at 5.15pm, quite late on what is predicted to be a dry day, so what we'll do this evening is water all the landings of all the fences with our pop-up automated watering system, because safety in the landing areas is paramount."

Tulloch added: "The forecast for tomorrow is for a dry day, so the ground will gradually continue to dry out."


As suggested it could well be pretty much good by the off - wouldn't be backing soft ground horses this evening anyway.
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